For more than a decade, the Hispanic Digital Library has been one of the most impressive projects of the National Library of Spain, which, despite being unknown to the general public, is no less important and worthy of remembrance.
Launched at the beginning of 2018, this initiative arises as the digital library of the highest library institution in Spain, offering free access to a worldwide documentary and bibliographic collection of enormous value.
In this enormous Hispanic Digital Library, you can even find sound recordings on perforatde discs or wax cylinders
The Hispanic Digital Library and their 100,000 documentaries
In its twelve years of history, the Hispanic Digital Library has multiplied its collection by more than ten, going from the nearly 10,000 initial titles to the more than 100,000 it offers today.
Through the space they devote on their website to the discovery of their collections, we can directly access the library’s photographic collections, Japanese prints, documents related to Cervantes, nautical charts, chanting, architectural drawings, Spanish incunabula, new authors in the public domain and even ePubs, among many other collections.