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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the premier libraries in the world. Surpassing 13 million volumes, it is the largest public academic library in the United States, and the third biggest library in the country, only after Library of Congress and Harvard University. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection is also considered to be one of the best in the nation. With more than 971,000 volumes and close to 300 serials from Latin America in Spanish, Portuguese, French and several indigenous languages, our collection ranks in the top five collections nationwide and is the largest in the Midwest.
From rare 18 th century correspondence to hundreds of videos, documentaries, CDs, and around 32,000 maps our collection is extraordinarily comprehensive and distinctively deep.