How to Search

There is no one-stop-shop to find materials at the Latin American Library (LAL). Read on to learn about the variety of discovery and access tools at your disposal.

Books and Journals

Find circulating, rare, and electronic books and journals in Library Search.


Explore key article databases on the Latin American Studies Library Guide.

Manuscripts, Ephemera, and Image Archive

Search ArchivesSpace for the LAL manuscript and ephemera collections and image archive.

To get a full picture of holdings and discovery tools for rare materials, see: The Latin American Library Special Collections.


Find microform in Library Search AND/OR use this list to browse Latin American Library holdings: Microform Inventory (Searchable PDF).

LAL microfilm can be consulted in the Media Services on the 6th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. 

Borrow from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan

  • Use ILL to request:
    • Print books that are not available at Tulane (whether not in collections or checked out)
    • Scans of articles and book chapters not available in full-text online
    • Microfilm and other materials from the Center for Research Libraries


  • Search libraries around the world
  • For books not held at Tulane, use the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button to link to Tulane ILL and order

Center for Research Libraries

Help with Access and Borrowing