About Us

Library hours:
Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 20h00
Saturdays: 09h00 to 13h00

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We are a specialized library in Social Sciences that incorporates the latest innovations in the information studies field, such as:

  • Open shelves that allow users to directly access books and magazines.
  • Online catalog through software designed specifically for our needs.
  • Home library loans, with the possibility of renewal in person, by phone or by e-mail.
  • Free and direct access to international subscription scientific specialized in social sciences databases on library grounds.
  • Periodicals section, with a collection of indexed journals and links to their web pages.
  • The library's main users are the students and professors of the Master's and Doctoral programs and national and regional social sciences researchers, but the library is also open to the public.
  • The FLACSO Ecuador library offers exchange services with publications of important national international social sciences universities and research centers.
  • The library also offers direct support service for researchers. Professors, researchers and students working on their theses may request referential data and if available complete texts of books, thesis, journals in physical or digital form for download. To request this service, the researcher must provide the topic or subtopic to library staff and we will keep them informed of new information as it arrives.
  • Through FLACSO Andes, we offer digital library services, an e-library, links to other resources and Agora, a free service for uploading and sharing documents. All the books, journals, theses, newsletters, articles, conferences and documents in FLACSO Andes can be downloaded in full text and free of charge.
  • The FLACSO Ecuador library carries out extensive cultural work, through the organization of events such as book presentations, recitals, round tables, discussion groups, group readings, etc.
  • Anually we organize the Holiday of the Book and the Word, with variety of artistic and cultural activities linked with the reading.
  • Our main interest is to serve and satisfy users’ information needs.

General coordinator of the Library: Nilma Martins Rua

Should you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us!
E-mail: biblioteca@flacso.edu.ec  
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 4101