Located on the campus of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 500 S.W. 127th Avenue, Miami, Florida, The Ramon Guiteras Memorial Library houses a collection of over 35,000 books, 20,000 ebooks, hundreds of videocassettes and DVDs as well as current subscriptions to popular and scholarly journals and local and national newspapers. Books written in Spanish are available in all subjects including fiction. Our resources are easily accessible through our online catalog with entries under author, title, subject, and keywords.
The 33 computers with Internet access and electronic databases offer library patrons the latest sources of information for academic and research purposes. Please visit our databases page to see a list of links to our online subscriptions.
The “Colección Cubana” features a wealth of information about Cuba. You will find books about Cuba and books written by Cuban authors, both in English and Spanish. You can find turn of the century rare books and the most recently published books on this special topic
Books are checked out for a period of two weeks. A maximum of three books may be checked out at any one time. Books may be renewed after the due date provided the patron does not have an outstanding library fine, there is no one waiting for the book, and the patron does not have overdue books.
Reference books and books that are deemed irreplaceable will not circulate. Patrons may use these books in our library where they will have access to a photocopier if they need to copy a few pages of a book. Patrons are expected to respect all copyright laws. Books in the Cuban Collection with a copyright date of 1960 and older may only be used in the library and are considered non-circulating materials. Current copies of journals and magazines do not circulate. Videotapes and DVDs are for the use of the teachers in the classrooms and may not be checked out by students.
Overdue Books, Lost Books & Damaged Books
Overdue books will accrue late charges at the rate of 25 cents per book per day. Lost books must be paid for by the patron regardless of the circumstances of the loss. There will be a minimum charge of $25.00 per lost book which will cover the cost of the book and the processing charges. If the replacement of the lost book exceeds $25.00, the patron will be responsible for the entire replacement cost. Books must be returned in the same condition that they were checked out. The same penalties that apply to lost books will apply to damaged books.
The library has 33 computers connected to the Internet that students may use for academic purposes. The library monitors the use of each computer to ensure responsible use of the resources.