FGV has a wide variety of documents available free of charge for study and research purposes, through the archives of the School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC), FGV Library System and FGV Press, contributing directly to Brazil’s socioeconomic development and preservation of national memories.

CPDOC Archives

Created in 1973, the CPDOC Archives contain documents of great significance to Brazil’s recent history. These documents donated to FGV CPDOC are now the most important set of personal archives related to Brazilian public figures, and they may be consulted in our Archives Guide. Organizing these documents and allowing the public to consult them are fundamental tasks for FGV CPDOC. The documents have been completely digitalized through the Accessus system and they are being progressively posted on the internet.

Digital Repository

The idea of creating the FGV Library System was proposed in 1981, but it was only 31 years later, in 2012, that it was set up, based on an FGV ordinance that declared it to be a necessary part of the institution’s structure. Integration, modernization and innovation work across FGV’s libraries then began, and synergies were harnessed between them and FGV’s schools and units, focusing on forming and enhancing their academic archives. On addition to physical libraries, FGV’s Digital Library can be accessed online from a computer or mobile device.


Knowledge also reaches people’s homes through e-books. Publications related to various topics and areas of knowledge are available for free on FGV Press’ website. Digital books are offered in two formats: ePub and PDF. They can be read on computers, tablets and smartphones, providing practical and economic reading options. There are books on a wide range of subjects, such as administration, political science, social sciences, law, economics, education, finance, history, mathematics, psychology and health.

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  • More than 150 of our archives, with around 2.1 million pages in all, are available for consultation.
  • 1,090 interviews recorded as part of our Oral History Program (approximately 4,300 hours of interviews) and 7,500 historical-biographical entries are in our historical archives.
  • Our virtual archives contain more than 1,043,000 pages of textual documents and 84,000 photographs.
  • Our Digital Library is accessed more than 150,000 times a month, via the Digital Repository and Open Journal Systems (OJS).
  • The Digital Repository and Open Journal Systems (OJS) together contain the complete texts of more than 91,000 digital documents, including newspaper articles, dissertations, theses, papers and articles in scientific journals.
  • More than 120 works related to various subjects and areas of knowledge are available for free on FGV Press’ website.

    The CPDOC Archives house documentary sets related to the recent history of Brazil.

    The FGV Digital Repository is the virtual environment that centralises FGV's academic production in a single location.

    There are more than 120 titles on various themes and areas of knowledge available for free on the FGV Editora website.

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