U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OFFICE
RIO DE JANEIRO • BRAZIL
The office in Rio de Janeiro collects materials from the South American countries of Brazil, Uruguay, Suriname, Guyana and the French Overseas Department of Guiana. The office’s mission is to enrich the research collections of the Library of Congress with the wealth of bibliographic production from these countries.
The Rio de Janeiro office opened its doors in 1966 as a National Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging office serving the Library of Congress for Brazilian publications. Responsibility for Uruguay was added in 1986, a cooperative program for serials was initiated in 1990 and coverage for Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana was added in 1997.
Publications acquired include books, newspapers, journals, pamphlets, cordel literature, compact discs, maps, posters, musical scores and more. Many publications are purchased by the office, but slightly more than one-half are acquired via exchange from approximately 600 exchange partners.
Last Update April 2012