If you believe that the only CU library is the Central Library, In this article we list the most outstanding libraries of the University of the Nation; those that are at the service of the general public, specialized in all areas of knowledge.
The University City has a long humanistic tradition. Obviously we cannot describe all libraries, however here we show 4 of the most important; but you can also visit the Rafael García Granados Library of the Institute of Historical Research, la Rubén Bonifaz Nuño Library of the Institute of Philological Research, the Library of the University Program of Studies on the City, la Simon Bolivar Library of the Research Center on Latin America and the Caribbean (CICLAC), or Rosa Cusminsky Mogilner Library of the North American Research Center (CISAN) all in CU.
Rosario Castellanos Library
This library belongs to the Center for Gender Research and Studies (CIEG), has a vast collection of more than 10,500 books on sexual diversity, gender violence, masculinities, identity, migration, equity, women and politics, and feminicides.
¿Donde? Tower II of Humanities, 7 Floor, Interior Circuit, University City. Mexico City. Monday to Thursday from 9: 00 to 18: 00 hrs. Friday from 9: 00 to 17: 00 hrs.
Contact: Telephone: 5623 • 0007
Samuel Ramos Library
Recently remodeled, it is the library of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. It has a collection of books specialized in humanities; history, philosophy, development and cultural management, modern letters (Italian, English, French, German), classical letters (Greek and Latin), Hispanic letters, geography, Latin American studies, pedagogy, theater and more.
¿Donde? Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Internal Circuit S / N, University City. CP 04510. Coyoacán, CDMX
Contact: Tels. 5622-1890 / 5622-1853
Eduardo García Máynez Library
It is part of the Institute of Philosophical Research (IIF). Within his specialized philosophy collection we find thesis, books, documentary collections (personal archives of Luis Villoro, Ernesto Scheffler, Emilio Uranga, and Eli de Gortari), the José Gaos Archive and the Samuel Ramos Archive. They have a media library for audiovisual resources, provide internal, home and interlibrary loans.
¿Donde? IIF. Mario de la Cueva, 04510, Cto. Cdad University, CU, 04510 Mexico City, CDMX
+ 52 (55) 5622-7425
Justino Fernández Library
The library depends on the Institute of Aesthetic Research. It has a collection of more than 57 thousand books specialized in art history - both universal and Mexican - architecture, painting, cinema, sculpture, aesthetic theory. In addition, it has a library of more than 50,000 fascicles. On the walls you can see very interesting works.
¿Donde? Institute of Aesthetic Research (IIE). Circuit Mario de la Cueva s / n, University City. Monday through Friday from 9: 00 to 20: 00 hours.
Contact: Phones: 5622 • 7250 and 5622 • 6999 extensions 85125 (customer service)
In the Social Sciences, the University of the Nation offers a large number of documentation centers and libraries to the general public. As the Antonio Caso Library of the Faculty of Law, la Library of the Institute of Social Research, la Juan Comas Library of the Institute of Anthropological Research, la National School of Social Work Library, la Enrique González Aparicio Library of the Faculty of Economics, among others,
Isidro Fabela Library
It is the library of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FCPYS). We found a vast collection of works on Political science, anthropology, sociology, international relations, communication sciences, philosophy, Mexican history, in English, French and Spanish.
¿Donde? Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. Building C, first floor. Circuit Master Mario de la Cueva s / n. University City, Del. Coyoacán. Mexico City, CP 04510. Monday through Friday from 9 to 20: 00 h, and Saturdays from 9 to 15: 00 h.
Contact: Telephone. 56 229400
Dr. Jorge Carpizo Library
The library belongs to the Institute of Legal Research (IIJ) specialized in Latin American legal matters; It has more than 350,000 resources available, in addition, it has part of its digitized collection. It consists of blood collections, personal libraries, old collections, compact discs, and the traditional collection. They provide both internal and interlibrary loans.
¿Donde? IIJ. Circuit Master Mario de la Cueva s / n. University City, Del. Coyoacán. Mexico City, CP 04510.
Contact: Tel. + 52 (55) 5622 7474
CP Alfredo Adam Adam Library
It is part of the Faculty of Accounting and Administration (FCA) has more than 220,000 titles related to accounting, administration and information technology. It has several sections; General section, thesis, reserve collection, reference, and digital library.
¿Donde? Faculty of Accounting and Administration. External Circuit, University Cd. Col. Coyoacán. CP 04510, Coyoacán, Mexico City. Monday to Friday 9: 00 to 20: 45 hours Saturday (only during semiannual period) 8: 00 to 13: 45 hours
Contact: Tels .: (55) 5622 8261
Documentation and Information Center Mtro. Jesus Silva Herzog
As part of the Institute of Economic Research (IIE) this center specializes in economic matters; public finance, regional and international social and economic policy, financial institutions, regional development, urban, environment, commerce etc.
¿Donde? Institute of Economic Research. Circuit Mario de la Cueva s / n, City of Humanities Research, University City, Mexico City, Mexico, CP 04510.
Contact: Tel. + 52 55 5623 0096
BIOLOGICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
UNAM has one of the largest collections of biological and health sciences in the city, and in Mexico. Among the many libraries we find in charge of these sciences we can mention: Ricardo Monges López Library of the Faculty of Sciences, the Dr. Ignacio Aguilar Álvarez Library of the Faculty of Dentistry, the Dr. Dionisio Nieto Gómez Library of the Biomedical Research Institute, the Institute of Biology Library, la Institute of Ecology Library, la Marcos Rosenbaum Information and Library Unit of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences, la Library of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, among other…
Joint Earth Science Library
It is made up of the libraries of the Institute of Geophysics, Geology, Marine Sciences and Limnology, the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, is the largest network of Latin American libraries of the subject. It does not have the external loan service.
¿Donde? Building of the Ex-Unit of Libraries of Scientific Research, External Circuit of Scientific Research, University City, Coyoacán Delegation, CP 04510. From Monday to Friday from 8: 30 to 20: 15 hrs. Does not open Saturdays or Sundays.
Contact: Tel. (0155) 5622-4030.
Jesús Romo Armería Library
The Institute of Chemistry is in charge of this library, specialized in chemistry, consists of more than 15,000 volumes of books, consultation series, monographic series, as well as thesis and subscriptions to specialized journals.
¿Donde? Chemistry Institute External Circuit s / n University Cd. CP 04510, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Contact: Tels .: 855) 5550 5778, 5622 4566, 5624 5607
Library of the Faculty of Medicine
The medical school has a library that is divided into five areas; Department of Family Medicine, Department of Medical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Department of Public Health, Library Library, and General Collection. It has a digital library and in the historic center is the Dr. Nicolás León library of the department of history and philosophy of medicine.
¿Donde? Building "E" of the Faculty of Medicine. University City of. Coyoacán. 04510 Mexico City Monday through Friday from 8: 00 to 20: 00 hours. Saturdays from 8: 00 to 16: 00 hours.
Contact: 01 55 5623 2401
Dr. Graciela Rodríguez Orteg Librarya
This library belongs to the Faculty of Psychology, more than 125,000 resources on the subject such as books, thesis, psychological tests, and audiovisual material.
¿Donde? Faculty of Psychology. Av. Universidad 3004, Building B Col. Copilco. CP 04510, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Contact: Tels .: (55) 5622 2244
Lino Picaseño Library
In the Faculty of Architecture, next to Greco-Roman restiradores and sculptures, this library has four thematic axes; architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. In addition to having books on geometry, design, art history, construction, materials, planning and mathematics etc.
¿Donde? Lobby of the Faculty of Architecture, Av. Insurgentes Sur s / n, School Circuit. University Cd. CP 04510, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Contact: Telephone: 562 202 97 and 562 203 54
Sotero Prieto Library
This library depends on the Institute of Mathematics, they have books, magazines, and four private collections: Félix Recillas, Alejandro Montes, Emilio Lluis and Antonio Estandía. They have on their website many electronic resources available to the general public.
¿Donde? Institute of Mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Area of Scientific Research, External Circuit, University City, Mexico City. CP 04510. Hours: Monday to Friday from 8: 30 to 20: 30 hours.
Contact: 56 22 44 77
Juan B. de Oyarzábal Library
From the Institute of Physics, this library is responsible for meeting the needs of the researchers that make up the institute. They have books, theses, magazines, electronic repository and two special collections (Tomás Brody and Elpidio Chacón).
¿Donde? Institute of Physics Insurgentes sur s / n, Scientific Research Circuit. University Cd. CP 04510, Coyoacán, Mexico City
Contact: Tels .: (55) 5665 7263, 5622 5031
If you are looking for options other than Vasconcelos or Mexico, the University City can be a very good option. Its variety of libraries and its vocation of dissemination of culture offers citizens many research tools. Although most of the users are students of UNAM, all these information banks are free and available to all. Let's enjoy these spaces!