Libraries



Libraries

The system of University libraries house an inventory of over 400 thousand different titles and close to 668 thousand volumes. There are 69 individual libraries. The main library is the Central Library which also houses a children’s and young people’s library

There are two area libraries, one for the Health Sciences “José Joaquín Izquierdo”) and another one specialized in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (“José Revueltas”). There are 17 libraries in undergraduate academic units and four in Research Institutes; there are six graduate libraries and ten libraries in regional campuses, 16 libraries in regional schools and Regional Preparatory School extensions, four reading rooms and the Historical Library “José María Lafragua”, which is the repository for the University’s rare books and incunabula.

 
Central Library

This is the main university library located on the Ciudad Universitaria campus to the south of the city. It is open not only for the use of the university community but also for the whole of Puebla and in addition to its academic collections it also has a children and young adult library which offers various artisticand cultural activities to encourage reading in young people.
 
Historical Library “JoséMaría Lafragua”

The historical library of the College of the State housed the bibliographical inventories and archives of several conventual libraries as well as those of the College of the Holy Spirit. The Library is named after the attorney and political jurist, José María Lafragua, who was also head librarian for the Mexican National Library under Benito Juárez, and donated to this institutionhis own personal library.

It is one of the most prestigious historical libraries in the country with rare manuscripts from the XV century and an impressive collection of incunabula, manuscripts and other publications from the XVI to the XIX centuries.

The library opens its doors to researchers from the BUAP as well as from other nationaland international institutions.

 
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 4 sur 104 Centro Histórico C.P. 72000 Teléfono +52(222) 2295500 ext. 5013
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
4 sur 104 Centro Histórico C.P. 72000
Teléfono +52(222) 2295500 ext. 5013