SHOA Library


  • Errázuriz 254, Playa Ancha, Valparaíso.


Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 13:00 - 14:00 to 17:30
  • Friday 08:30 to 13:00 - 14:00 to 16:30


  • Lending services
  • Reference
  • Photocopies
  • Information searching
  • Full text article searching
  • Interlibrary Loans

Cooperation with national and international entities:


  • General Resources:
  • 13.000 volumes: texts, manuals, thesis, specialized journals, technical reports, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlas, conference and meeting reports, cruise reports, offprints, newspapers.
  • Special Resources:
  • 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.
  • Areas covered by the library:
  • Oceanography, hydrography, cartography, geography, geography of Chile, graphic arts, international maritime law, boundaries of Chile, navigation.