• Errazuriz 254, Playa Ancha, Valparaíso


  • Librarian: Alexandra Smith K.
  • Phone: (56)-32-2266533
  • Fax:   (56)-32-2266542
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday y Thursday  08:30 to 12:30 hrs. - 13:30 to 17:30 hrs.
  • Wednesday 08:30 to 12:30 hrs.
  • Friday 08:30 to 12:30 hrs. - 13:30 to 16:30 hrs 


  • Home and room lending
  • References
  • Photocopies (valor $25 CLP)
  • Search of Information
  • Delivery of Table of contents
  • Search from articles to complete text
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Separate units with internet access

International Participation



 The Collection consist of:

  • General Materials:

12.000 volumes: texts, manuals, thesis, technical reports, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlas, conference and meeting reports, cruise reports, 464 titles reprinted of magazines, offprints, newspapers.

  • Special Materials:

The Library works to maintain those collections of high historical value for SHOA, such as the Hydrographical Yearbook of the Chilean Navy, the writings of Commander Mr. Francisco Vidal Gormaz and of other distinguished hydrographers as well as journey and exploration accounts. Magazines List of magazine titles subscribed by the Library Fields Covered Oceanography, hydrography, cartography, geography, geography of Chile, graphic arts, international maritime law, boundaries of Chile, navegation.


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