About the Basque Library

Public collection

We are open to the general public as well as the academic community.  Patrons may consult and borrow books, videos, CDs, and CD-ROMs.


We offer hundreds of journals from the 19th century to the present.  The library collects periodicals about Basque issues in paper, electronic, and microfilm formats from publishers in the Basque Country and in the Basque Diaspora.


The Basque Archive conserves and offers materials created in the Basque Country from the 18th century and the Spanish War of 1936, along with materials created and donated by Basques of the Diaspora, especially those from the United States.  We also maintain archives created by the Center for Basque Studies and visiting scholars.

Photograph collection

The Basque Library maintains collections of photographs donated by professional photographers and individuals.  The photographs offer an important source of information about Basques and the Basque Diaspora.

Audio and visual collection

The Basque Library owns and lends hundreds of videos and DVDs created by and about Basques and the Basque Diaspora.  We also have audio recordings created by the Center for Basque Studies as well as those donated by individuals.  These oral histories are irreplaceable memories of the Basque Diaspora.

Ephemera collection

Although these items do not circulate, we can offer hundreds of pamphlets, objects, posters, and more, related to the Basque Diaspora.  These items may be used within the library.