Services and facilities at the Latin American Centre Library

Two computers in front of four rolling bookshelves



Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS)

Bodleian Libraries Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) facilities are available in this library. You can print, photocopy and scan and pay using your PCAS account. The PCAS machine is in the stack (basement). Find out more about how to use PCAS and manage your account



Connect to library Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. The Bodleian Libraries offer several Wi-Fi networks, including ‘Bodleian-Libraries’ for University and Bodleian Reader card holders, and ‘eduroam’ for members of educational institutions. Find out more about how to connect.



Request and reserve material

The Bodleian Libraries hold around 8 million items in off-site storage. Items can be ordered from the Collections Storage Facility (CSF) on SOLO for delivery to the Latin American Centre Library for you to consult. Deliveries arrive in the early afternoon on weekdays. Find out more about placing a request



One-to-one research support

The subject specialist for Latin American Studies is here to help with subject-specific enquiries. Contact Frank Egerton for one-to-one help with using the library resources in the subject area.



Inter-library requests

The library is part of the Bodleian Libraries' inter-library requests service (inter-library loans). UK institutions outside Oxford can request material held at the library through this service. 


The Latin American Centre is taking part in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Collections Initiative (GCI) pilot project. The pilot focuses on Latin American collections and is part funded by the Mellon Foundation. For the duration of the pilot, members of the University of Oxford can access GCI Latin American resources at no cost.

To search for Latin American resources, go to the GCI catalogue. You can then search by keyword or click through to the advanced search interface. Find out more about the scope of the CRL's CGI holdings.

Microfilms can be requested as an inter-library loan for 90 days. The item will be shipped by UPS within five working days (international turnaround time). To request a GCI ILL, please email the library, quoting the title of the resource and the permanent URL for the catalogue record, together with any additional information about issue numbers, date of publication ranges etc.

Online resources can be viewed in your browser if you are accessing the catalogue on a device that is connected to the internet via the Oxford domain, including access by VPN from outside Oxford. Articles can be requested in PDF format by emailing the library.

It is also possible to apply for on-demand digitization of a resource on a discretionary basis. If you would like to explore this option, please email us.

If you have any questions about this service, please email Frank Egerton.




Inductions and training

At the start of the academic year, the library runs inductions to the library for new students, as well as a research skills session for new postgraduate students. Find out more on the LAC Research Skills Training guide.



For academic staff

New members of academic staff who would like an introduction to the library and its resources are very welcome to contact the subject consultant for Latin American Studies, Frank Egerton. You can request a one-to-one session to help with, for example, complex research enquiries, using online resources, reference management, etc.

The Latin American Studies subject specialist is keen to hear from academic staff on all matters relating to the library provision for the subject area. Reading lists for the taught courses should be sent to the subject specialist. To recommend that the library purchases a book, journal, film or electronic resource, use the Bodleian Libraries online form or contact the subject consultant directly.