The Organization of American States distributes each year
free of charge informational and technical publications of the General
Secretariat and the Official Records of the OAS to selected institutions. To
ensure their availability the Library maintains a network of depository
libraries throughout the Americas and Europe. Designation as a depository
library necessitates a formal agreement with the Columbus Memorial Library.
The OAS depository libraries are usually the national libraries of the Member
States, the libraries of principal universities, the library of the ministries
of foreign relations, the libraries of international organizations and the
libraries of the Specialized Organizations.
A depository library receives informational and technical publications of the
General Secretariat and the Official Records of the OAS.