"Dr. Jorge Carpizo"

Archival collection

In 1981, thanks to the efforts made by the former director of the Institute of Legal Research of UNAM, Dr. Jorge Carpizo, it was possible to receive a donation, the private library of his teacher Dr. Mario de la Cueva. Within the set of books and magazines, works of incalculable value, legal, bibliographic and historical, vrg. History Fiorentine, by Niccolo Machiavelli printed in 1551 or the Encyclopedie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres, printed in Paris in 1751 by M. Diderot.

The integration of the Reserved Fund has been done with the books of the different donations received by the “Dr. Jorge Carpizo ”, whose characteristics of antiquity, printing, editing, binding, typography, among others, deserve to be deposited in this collection.

On July 30, 1986, with the inauguration of the new facilities, the Reserved Fund of the Library of the Institute of Legal Research was created, with 320 volumes, which has approximately 14,400, composed of books, magazines, manuscripts, documents printed between the sixteenth century and the second decade of the twentieth century.

In 2007, a heated chamber with adequate temperature and humidity was built to protect and protect the most important materials in this collection.

For the consultation of any of the materials, just request it from the loan area from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Políticas de uso del Fondo Antiguo

If you are an external user it is an essential requirement that you present a valid official identification


The consultation hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


The user can only consult one title at a time. The librarian will indicate the conditions in which the material is for its correct use and handling


The librarian will provide gloves and mouths for protection


For no reason, the user may make cuts, marks or folds to documents, or place clips or post-it


The material of the Old Fund will only be consulted and lent within the library area


A copy of the regulation for use and consultation of the Old Fund must be given to the user, who must sign it in accordance


Once the format is sealed, you must submit it to the Consultation and Reference area