The Centro Library and Archives is devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the  history and culture of Puerto Ricans.

Established in 1973 as a component of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the Centro Library and Archives was dedicated to activist and educator,  Evelina Lopez Antonetty in 1986.  The collections include books, current and historic newspapers and periodicals, audio, film & video, manuscripts, photographs, art prints, and recorded music. The Library and Archives provides services and programs to the scholarly community as well as the general public. Constituents are diverse and come from the United States and abroad.