Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

LARC Lending Library

Who May Use The Lending Library

The service is open to any educator at any public or private elementary school, middle school, high school, college or university in the United States. Lending materials to individual students or student organizations requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. Contact the LARC if you have any questions about your eligibility for this service.

Materials may only be used in individual classrooms. They may not be used in any public setting, even if no admission is charged. This includes campus film festivals or displays. You may be subject to prosecution for copyright violation if you use these materials in a public situation. Many publishers and distributors have become extremely protective of their copyrights, and the LARC cannot be held responsible for any legal repercussions.

Five Basic Regulations

1) All users must have a completed and signed User’s Agreement on file. Absolutely no materials will be shipped before a user has completed and signed a lending library User’s Agreement. If you would prefer to have us fax or mail the form to you instead of printing it off this site, please contact our office.

2) You must reserve materials at least three full weeks in advance of the day you plan to use them. Your request must be received in the LARC office at least 21 days before your planned show date. Be certain to fill out the form completely; any orders which do not contain all of the necessary information, including a specific date on which you plan to use the materials, will not be processed. If any item you request is not available, you will be informed in writing at least three days before your scheduled show date. Please note that we will inform you only if items are unavailable; our limited staff makes it impossible for us to contact you to confirm requests. We do encourage our users to contact us by email or telephone to confirm their requests if they wish.

3) All users are limited to a total of ten items per semester. We consider January 1 – June 15 as the spring semester, June 15 ­ August 15 as the summer semester, and August 15 – December 31 as the fall semester. Special consideration is given to schools on trimester or quarter schedules. The lending library operates on a limited basis during the summer and with modified policies, please see the Summer Borrowing section below.

4) All items must be returned immediately following their scheduled show date. Any item not received in the LARC office within five days of its due date will be considered overdue. The borrower is responsible for allowing sufficient time for return shipment.

5) The borrower will be held responsible for lost, damaged, or materials not returned. For this reason, you must insure all U.S. Mail returns for at least $200.00 per item. Keep all insurance or UPS receipts for at least 90 days as proof of shipment.

Additional Information

It is always a good idea to make reservations as far in advance as possible. At the same time, please refrain from making changes in your planned schedule of show dates. While we can easily accommodate additions or cancellations, changes in the date may result in new scheduling conflicts.

These procedures are the result of a great deal of consideration and are intended to allow us to provide this service as efficiently as possible to a very large national clientele in spite of our very small staff. Please call or write us if you need any further information.

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Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.