Berkeley Library Resources

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Libraries, presents a collection of resources for research on the Americas. This compilation includes freely available and proprietary full-text articles and book databases in the humanities and social sciences, as well as films and media streaming resources. 

Latin American Studies Librarians

Liladhar R. Pendse, Ph.D.

510-768-7610 |

Liladhar Pendse is the UC Berkeley librarian for the Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, and the Head of International Exchanges-Collections. In this role, Dr. Pendse manages the library’s resources about Latin America and its diaspora, and maintains several of the pages listed above to guide users through those resources. He holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a MLIS, all from UCLA. Before joining UC Berkeley in 2012, Dr. Pendse worked at several academic libraries, including UCLA and Princeton University.

Dr. Pendse is available for office hours appointments between 9 am and 5 pm Pacific Time. To schedule an appointment, please send him an email at

José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez, Ph.D.

510.664.7828 |

José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez is the curator for Latin Americana at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. Dr. Barragán-Álvarez oversees the library’s large collection of items and rare books related to Latin America. He received a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Texas.