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Libraries and Collections

For more than 125 years, The University of Texas Libraries have been committed to building one of the greatest library collections in the world. Maintaining more than 10 million volumes and providing access to the latest digital journals, databases, and web resources, our libraries collect and preserve the finest achievements of human knowledge in support of not only research and instructional needs, but also the exploration of deep intellectual curiosities.

Featured Libraries and Collections Relating to International Scholarship

Benson Latin American Collection

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latina/o Studies, excelling in the humanities and social sciences. The Benson Collection is a global destination for research and study, featuring over a million volumes as well as a wealth of original manuscripts, photographs and various media related to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Latina/Latino presence in the United States.

Classics Library

The Classics Library prides itself on having one of the best classical studies collections in the world, with a focus on classical philology, Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, and classical civilization.

Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI)

Dedicated to preserving and making accessible the historical record of genocide and human rights violations, the HRDI aims to preserve the most fragile human rights struggles worldwide, promote the security and use of these archival materials, and advance human rights research and advocacy around the world.

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