The University of the Americas-Puebla and the Franciscan Province for the Holy Evangelization of Mexico, with the interest of preserving the bibliographic collection of the Franciscan Order and designate a space that allows for its conservation and study, have joined efforts to create the Biblioteca Franciscana.
Situated in the Pilgrims’ Gate of the Convent of St. Gabriel, in the city of San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, this library has more than 24,000 volumes published between the 16th and 18th Centuries. The subjects are, principally, religion, theology, philosophy and related materials written in Latin and Spanish. The library has an important collection of reference materials (encyclopedias and dictionaries).
The Franciscan Library has as a mission to facilitate the access to the information, support, fortify and foment as much by research as education, by means of the acquisition, cataloging, securing and documentary preservation of valuable literary, historical, philosophical and theological materials as well as archival documents.