The Basque Library collects all types of materials on Basque topics, both published and unpublished, no matter their physical form. This includes books, journals, archival materials, photographs, media, posters, objects, pamphlets, and more. English language materials constitute the primary focus of the collection. On a second level, the Basque Library is also interested in materials in Basque, Spanish, and French.
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.
Rare Book Collection
The Basque Library boasts a large collection of rare and/or valuable books related to the Basque Diaspora. These items can be considered rare for one of several reasons: limited edition, scarcity, publication date, special printing, special illustrations or binding, or its history.