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U.S. Virgin Islands: Hispanic Reading Room Guide

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


Jack Delano, photographer. One of the steep streets on the hillsides, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 1941. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Library of Congress holds thousands of collection materials about and from U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Quick Facts

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

Official Name: Virgin Islands of the United States

Capital: Charlotte Amalie

Governor: Albert Bryan

Population: 105,870

Languages: English, Spanish Creole, French Creole

Four main islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas, and Water Island; plus several dozen smaller islands.