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British Virgin Islands: Hispanic Reading Room Guide

This guide provides curated Library of Congress resources for researching British Virgin Islands, including digitized primary source materials in a wide variety of formats, books and periodicals, online databases, and tips for searching.


The Library of Congress holds collection materials about and from British Virgin Islands. Curated by librarians in the Hispanic Reading Room, this guide is part of a series of Country Guides that provide quick references for countries and regions from the Luso-Hispanic world. The Hispanic Reading Room is the Library’s portal to the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S. This guide offers links to diverse resources on British Virgin Islands from across the Library including digitized primary sources, selected books and periodicals, online databases, and tips for searching. For specific questions or assistance using the Library’s resources, use the Ask a Librarian service to contact a reference librarian.

British Virgin Islands: Quick Facts

Jacques Nicolas Bellin, cartographer. Carte des Isles des Vierges. 1764. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

Official Name: British Virgin Islands

Capital: Road Town

Head of Government: Premier Andrew Fahie

Population: 37,891

Languages: English

Islands: Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke, plus 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands.