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Library services update

There is no longer a photocopier in the library but we are offering a scanning service. Scanning ( by library staff) and sending to your Email will be FREE . If you require printing the charges will be 7p for A4 and 12p for double sided. The same copyright regulations apply. Don’t forget our comb-binding services for your dissertations etc. We can bind up to a maximum of 150 sheets with transparent front and back covers and additional card covers if required . Up to 100 sheets £1.50, up to 150 sheets £2.

New online Journal of African Media Studies

Now available online in Cambridge , The Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for debate on the historical and contemporary aspects of media and communication in Africa. JAMS invites contributions from junior and senior researchers, scholars and professionals from around the world, and particularly from the African continent


See our Pinterest boards

Monthly images of new books and DVD's. a selection of Ebooks available in the University and Centre publications

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Archival materials

The Library holds both Special Collections and archival papers from various sources which can be consulted on request.


Recorded TV programmes on Africa ( click here for details)

Let us know of forthcoming programmes to record or past ones to order.Cambridge University members can search Television and Radio Index for Teaching and Learning (TRILT)

TRILT ( login with Raven password)

Charity Collection in Library

for Standing Voice - promoting rights and health needs of people with albinism in Tanzania and East Africa (watch the trailer of In the Shadow of the Sun on YouTube)

Standing Voice website

Library Newsletters

To see what's been happening at the Library, keep up to date with the termly Library newsletters (Michaelmas Term 2015 now available)

See all newsletters here

New Library blog

Blog posts will keep you up to date with news and events not only here at the library, but across the University and beyond. New relevant resources and services available to those studying at Cambridge will also be highlighted.

Read more

Centre of African Studies

For information on events and seminars, the MPhil in African Studies, fellowships and funding, teaching, and administrative staff.

see Centre website

Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria

The second opus of the West African Politics and Society series (WAPOSO) focuses on the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria.

free to download here

African news feeds