The Hesburgh Library and the nine other specialized research libraries on campus contain over three million volumes and some 23,000 serials. Special collections in Hispanic literatures include the José Durand library, one of the finest collections of Spanish American colonial materials available in the United States; the Robert O'Grady collection of Southern Cone authors, the Harvey McDevitt Spanish Inquisition collection and the José E. Fernández collection in Hispanic Caribbean Studies. In addition, the renowned Newberry Library and the Library of the University of Chicago are a short drive away from the Notre Dame campus.
Allied Programs, Centers, and Institutes
The Institute for Latino Studies plays a vital role in fostering an understanding of the US Latino experience.
The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors a variety of workshops, presentations, and consultations that highlight best teaching practices and assist teaching faculty.
The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies funds graduate and undergraduate study programs, internships, research and travel, faculty research, conferences, and working groups in the area of international studies, with a special focus on Latin America.
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies conducts and funds research, education, and outreach programs on the causes of violence and the conditions for sustainable peace.
The Medieval Institute gathers the largest contingent of medievalists in North America, a prestigious doctoral program, an important lecture and conference series, and a vast collection of original, microfilm, and facsimile manuscripts.
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies funds graduate and undergraduate research and travel, visiting scholars, faculty research, conferences, lectures, and publications, in the area of modern European studies.