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Spanish-language resources in the circulating collections

The general circulating collections of the Marriott Library include over 36,000 titles in Spanish:  

  • plays, essays, poems, short stories, novels
  • literary history, biography and criticism
  • history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world
  • many other subject areas
  • children's books

Once you have done a search in our catalog, one of the facets on the right side of the screen is Language.  If you click on Spanish, most of your results should be in that language, but titles translated from Spanish (into English, for example) will also show up.  Please feel free to contact me if you aren't able to find what you're looking for.

Call numbers for literature, history and culture

Browsing the shelves of a library can lead to serendipitous discoveries.  But even with browsing it can help to have an idea of where particular subjects are located.  The following lists will give the browsers among you a place to start.

Books on Spanish as a language (philology, grammar, syntax, dictionaries) will be found in compact shelving on the east side of Level 1, between the call numbers PC4001 and PC4977, with most Spanish-English dictionaries at PC4640.

Spanish literature and the literature of Spanish-speaking countries outside of Spain will be found between the call numbers PQ6001 and PQ8929, also in compact shelving on Level 1, as follows:

Spain PQ6001-PQ7011

Mexico PQ7100-PQ7298

Cuba PQ7370-PQ7392

Dominican Republic PQ7400-PQ7409

Puerto Rico PQ7420-PQ7442

Costa Rica PQ7480-PQ7489

Guatemala PQ7490-PQ7499

Honduras PQ7500-PQ7509

Nicaragua PQ7510-PQ7519

Panama PQ7520-PQ7529

El Salvador PQ7530-PQ7539

Argentina PQ7600-PQ7798

Bolivia PQ7800-PQ7822

Chile PQ7900-PQ8098

Colombia PQ 8160-PQ8180

Ecuador PQ8200-PQ8220

Paraguay PQ8250-PQ8259

Peru PQ8300-PQ8498

Uruguay PQ8510-PQ8520

Venezuela PQ8530-PQ8550

Philippines PQ8700-PQ8897


(You can explore this in much greater detail at http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/PQ-text.pdf, starting at page 352.)

The corresponding call numbers for the history and culture of these countries are found on the east side of Level 2:


Spain DP1-DP402

Mexico F1201-F1392

Cuba F1751-1855

Dominican Republic F1931-F1941

Puerto Rico F1951-F1973

Costa Rica F1541-F1557

Guatemala F1461-F1477

Honduras F1501-F1517

Nicaragua F1521-1537

Panama F1561-F1577

El Salvador F1481-F1497

Argentina F2801-F3021

Bolivia F3301-F3359

Chile F3051-F3285

Colombia F2251-F2299

Ecuador F3701-3799

Paraguay F2661-F2699

Peru F3401-F3619

Uruguay F2701-2799

Venezuela F2301-2349

Philippines DS651-DS689


Children's books

To find children's books in Spanish in our catalog:

  • do a subject search (from the Advanced Search page) for "Spanish language materials" -- be sure to include the quotation marks
  • narrow your results using the Collection facet, on the right side of the screen when looking at search results in the catalog:  clicking on Juvenile Collection (or Marriott Reserve) will restrict the display to items in that collection, both of which are found on Level 3
  • to see only the bilingual books, add "bilingual" to your search ("Spanish language materials bilingual")
  • you can also consult the spreadsheet below, keeping in mind that results in the catalog will always be more up to date


For assistance

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Robert Behra
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Collections and Scholarly Communication
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah
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Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860

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