This page provides tips for searching the collections online, as well as information about viewing non-digitized material on site at the Library of Congress.
Researchers should also try searching outside the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog by using the Library-wide search system featuring some digitized content and the Library of Congress Online Catalog. While most photography of Latin America and the Caribbean is kept in the Prints & Photographs Division, some books containing photographic prints are in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, and most photobooks and books about the history of photography are in the Library's General Collections.
You can view non-digitized materials described in the Selected Collections section of this research guide in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. Some items may require advance notice to view. Be sure to follow any guidance listed in the "Access Advisory" field of the online record to submit a request. To learn how to view non-digitized materials from other divisions, please consult those reading rooms directly through their Ask a Librarian links.