Centro Library

Library and Archives


Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in El Barrio
New York, NY 10035


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*We will be closed on October 13th for Columbus Day and November 27th & 28th for Thanksgiving.

The Centro Library and Archives is devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the  history and culture of Puerto Ricans. 

Established in 1973 as a component of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the Centro Library and Archives was dedicated to activist and educator,  Evelina Lopez Antonetty in 1986. The Centro Archives, known as the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, were formally established in 1989.  The collections include books, current and historic newspapers and periodicals, audio, film & video, manuscripts, photographs, art prints, and recorded music. The Library and Archives provides services and programs to the scholarly community as well as the general public. Constituents are diverse and come from the United States and abroad.  The Library and Archives facilitates access to information on its holdings through the City University's online public catalog or CUNY+. It also provides research and information assistance via phone and email. 

Reference Desk: (212) 396- 7874

Archives Contact: (212) 396-7877