CLACSO – Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencias Sociales de América Latina y el Caribe (Latin America and the Caribbean Social Science Council, CLACSO - Latin America and the Caribbean Social Science Virtual Libraries Network)

This social sciences digital repository provides Open Access to the output of 284 social science research and teaching institutional members of CLACSO from 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

It offers users Open Access to a virtual reading room with:

This service was created in 1998 by CLACSO and today it is a joint effort together with

CLACSO member institutions participating in this Open Access initiative receive:

This digital repository receives an average of 1.150.000 monthly requests from a great diversity of countries, mainly from the region and including the most deprived countries.  

CLACSO actively promotes and supports open access to publicly funded research through its CLACSO Open Access Campaign.

For the development and upgrading of this service, CLACSO has received support from SIDA, NORAD, INASP and IDRC. An agreement in 2009 with UAEM-Redalyc has allowed the development of the peer-review journals collection.


Mail: biblioteca(at)

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