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About the Library

The African Studies Library supports the research and teaching needs of the African Studies MPhil course, and supports the rest of the University in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate study of Africa. Our particular focus is on Africa south of the Sahara.

The Library also supports the work of the Centre and that of the Centre's constituent departments in the University in promoting research on Africa. Our policy of buying African published material, enables the dissemination of research that has been carried out in Africa to our users. 


External visitors

External visitors are welcome to visit the Library within office opening hours.  It is advisable to contact us prior to your arrival with as much notice as possible, especially if archival material is to be viewed.  

You can request material that you wish to consult in advance, please email us:  or click to complete an online fetching formproviding as much information as possible, including a date for your intended visit.


Further information


African Studies Library news

For Africa-related news on the following subjects, please see our blog:

asclibraryblog.wordpress.com  

  • New online resources
  • Archive materials
  • New services
  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Free trials to online resources

For daily news, follow us on Twitter: @AfrStudiesLib

Click here for our archived newsletters (pre December 2015) 


Contact us

Please get in touch with Ms Jenni Skinner (Library Manager) or Dr Alexander Lindsay (Library Assistant) with any enquiries.

Telephone: 01223 (3)34398 

Email: