The UNPHU libraries are composed of the following information institutions: the Central Library located in the Garrido Puello Campus in Santo Domingo and the Library  in  La Vega Province.

The Central Library of the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) was created in 1966, a few months after the University was founded. Subsequently in 1982 the building that it occupies is inaugurated, which has a very peculiar and unique structure since it is circular. Due to the nature of its collections, it is considered one of the most important university libraries in the country.


The Library, as an academic unit, has the mission of providing products and services for access to knowledge and quality information to university professors, students, researchers and staff, and in general to other social sectors of the country, allowing them to satisfy In a fast and timely manner, their information needs, for teaching, research and university extension through the use of new information technologies, in order to achieve the academic excellence of the university of the future, through the development of adjusted collections To established standards, technical organization and service provision.

UNPHU Online Catalog

Online catalog (OPAC)

General Information


The library occupies a physical space of 3,614 m2 of construction; The resources and services offered are distributed in two levels:

In the 1st level, there  are located the following spaces:

The lobby, where the catalogs are located, showcases of exhibitions of recently acquired documentary resources.
The directorate.
Section of technical processes and development of collections.
User Control Office
The reference room.
The Dominican Room.
Museum Pedro Henríquez Ureña
The digital room
Area of reprography or photocopy.

In the 2nd level there are located following spaces :

Area of consultation of newspapers.
The Circulation and Loan Counter.
Newspaper Library
Newspaper Library Deposit, General and Reserve collections.
The reading room “Dra. Estervina Matos ”
Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Room

Electronic Resources


The Library is a member of the Consultative Committee of the Virtual Health Library of the Dominican Republic, of the Association of Dominican University Libraries (ABUD). Its also a member of the Association of University Libraries, Research and Institutional Caribbean (ACURIL).



General Collection: It has resources of the different areas of universal knowledge, necessary for teaching and academic formation.

Reserve Collection: It contains documentary resources considered by teachers and academics as basic texts for consultation in the professional and academic formation of students.

Reference Collection: Contains essential works for consultation, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, atlases, indexes, guides, catalogs, almanacs, etc.

Dominican Collection: These are the publications of Dominican authors or foreign authors, that approach subjects of Dominican Republic or about the country.

Thesis Collection: Includes all theses and graduate work of UNPHU graduates.

Serial Publications Collection: Includes all periodicals: magazines, newspapers, bulletins, journals, etc. Audiovisual Collection: Integrated by documents in electronic and / or digital format, in VHS, CD or DVD format.


New Acquisitions

Entrepreneurial Diary: Creative aptitude in business / Personal improvement.

Aguilar, Joshua A.  Diario emprendedor /  Joshua A. Aguilar.