Thursday, August 24, 2017



Date Open
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Central Library, 6th Floor
600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Latino Collection

Latino Collection


The Latino Collection is a cultural and education resource which chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. While Mexican-American experience is the focus of the collection, some materials reflect the experience of Latino peoples across the United States. The collection consists primarily of monographs written in English and Spanish.


Books in the Latino Collection are listed in Millennium OPAC, the library's on-line catalog. Most call numbers for books in the Latino Collection are available in the library's circulating collections. 

If you are interested in checking out a book from the Latino Collection, please check the on-line catalog or ask a library staff member to find out if there is a circulating copy available elsewhere in the San Antonio Public Library System.

Donating to the Latino Collection

Help us fill the shelves! Customers are welcome to donate books to the Latino Collection. Financial contributions for purchasing materials for the Latino Collection are also welcome. Such contributions may be made to the San Antonio Public Library Foundation or directly to the San Antonio Public Library. Please indicate in your correspondence that the donation is intended for the Latino Collection.

San Antonio Public Library Foundation
625 Shook
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210.225.4728 • Fax: 210.444.1950

San Antonio Public Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210.207.2500

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.