Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Services

Hours

Date Open
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon 9am - 9pm
Tue 9am - 9pm
Wed 9am - 9pm
Thu 9am - 9pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5pm

Contact

Central Library, 1st Floor
600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.207.2519

Staff

Emma Hernandez

Emma Hernandez
Latino Collection & Resource Center Coordinator

Latino Collection & Resource Center

Latino Collection & Resource Center

About

The Latino Collection housed at San Antonio Public Library originated in 1996 with San Antonio’s Hispanic and Latino community in mind, though it had long been a hidden gem. As part of SAPL’s ongoing effort to achieve social equity through expanding educational and learning opportunities, it was decided that the collection would be relocated to a prominent first floor area of the Central Library. 

This project provides a new home for the Latino Collection, but it also provides special spaces that allow the collection to be more meaningful and impactful through programming. The Latino Collection and Resource Center (LCRC) was opened in Fall of 2017.

About

The LCRC Promotor Club is a volunteer ambassador program for individuals who are passionate about the services we provide. Based on your level of engagement, promotores will receive increasing levels of access to LCRC services. Involvement is tracked through the use of an LCRC Promotor Club Card as well as digital badging.

If you’re interested in donating to the Latino Collection and Resource Center please contact us. Financial contributions for LCRC public programs and materials are always welcome. Such contributions may be made directly to the San Antonio Public Library. Please indicate in your correspondence that the donation is intended for the Latino Collection and Resource Center (LCRC).

For more information, please contact the Latino Collection and Resource Center Coordinator at 210.207-2519.

The Latino Collection and Resource Center includes:

  • Writer’s Workshop and Conference Room
  • Lecture and Programming Space
  • Visible and inviting entrance to the Center
  • Research and Study Area
  • Gallery
  • Study Rooms
    • The LCRC includes three study rooms that can accommodate a single user or groups of up to six. In order to reserve a study room you must have a LCRC Promotor Club card.
    • The Vexler Study Room is perfect for our promotores to quietly explore our collection materials. Promotor Club card holders may reserve this room on a first come, first serve basis for up to one (1) hour.
    • The Scholastic/Barrera Room is perfect for groups of four to work collaboratively. This study room may be booked ahead of time by contacting the LCRC coordinator at 210.207.2519.
    • The Henry Munoz Room is ideal for meetings of up to 6 persons. This study room may be booked ahead of time by contacting the LCRC coordinator at 210.207.2519.
    • Room reservation requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the reservation start time. If requesting a room reservation for Saturdays or Sundays, the request must be submitted by the preceding Friday at noon. Requests received after this period may not be accommodated.
    • If a study room is vacant, promotores my request the room on a first come first serve basis for up to an hour.

 

Events

Web Sites of Interest

The following web sites provide information about the many community services (General, Business Consumer Information) provided in Texas, San Antonio and nearby communities.

  • Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center - The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center cultivates, promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary Latino arts and culture through multidisciplinary programming.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs.
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - The largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, working to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) - National advocacy organization representing 13 Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico, focusing on four areas: employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance.
  • Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) - A private non-profit corporation founded 33 years ago by a small group of Hispanic business persons interested in increasing business opportunities; providing advocacy, technical support, programs, and services to the network of local Hispanic chambers.
  • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Welcome to the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to be the longest serving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Additionally, we are San Antonio’s first Accredited Chamber of Commerce and the nation’s first Accredited Hispanic Chamber. In short, we are San Antonio’s leading resource and advocate for Hispanic businesses and Hispanics in business.
  • Centro Cultural Aztlán - Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in 1977 by a group of young community organizers active in the Chicano movement and eager to extend its message of pride and empowerment. Their vision was to preserve and build upon the long tradition of Chicano/Latino culture by creating programs that would involve local artists and increase public awareness of their work.