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Audio-Visual

Audio-Visual Collection

The Library's holdings of audio and visual material can be found using the iDiscover catalogue, or by browsing the cases that are on display by the issue desk, or on the shelves:

  • Programmes relating to Africa shown on British domestic television since the beginning of 1994 to the present (these were first recorded on videotape, and later directly to DVD -  any remaining programmes on video are gradually being transferred to DVD).
  • Truth Commission Special Reports broadcast on South African television from 1996 to 1998.
  • A small number of feature films and various commercial DVDs, including those recommended for the MPhil in African Studies (these are available to borrow on overnight loan only).
  • The Library also has a small number of CD-ROMs and some audio CDs.  These can either be used in the Library or borrowed on 7 day loan (or longer, if the CD accompanies a book).

CAS Seminar Series online

An audio and video collection of seminars, talks and events held at the Centre of African Studies, dating back to 2013.  

Access the collection via the University's streaming service. 


Film Services in the University

The University is a member of the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC). Our membership provides Raven password access to the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) which has listings of more than 300 TV and radio channels (1995 onwards).  You are able to set up auto-alert emails for forthcoming programmes relevant to your research interests.

Login to TRILT

If you notice a programme that you think would be useful for the Library, please don't hesitate to let us know and we can order the title.


Further information on Audio-Visual material

For further information on material available to you, including: film festivals; film, sound and photographic archives, please refer to our LibGuide here:

"Where To Start Your Research"

Scroll down to "Audio-visual", here you will find information on University subscribed services, and collections available nationally and internationally.