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Centre of African Studies Library

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General information

Find information regarding our opening hours, loan periods, fines, and how to access our collections.

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Books, journals, and dissertations

How to find...? Get help with using iDiscover to search for books, journals, and dissertations. Find LibGuides that will help you with advanced searching methods, and how to access journals and ebooks online.

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How to find...? Get help with newspaper resources (print and online) via our LibGuide. Find lists and advice on how to access online and print newspaper archives, nationally and internationally.

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How to find...? Find information on audio-visual materials here at the African Studies Library, the University, and other national and international collections (film, sound, photography)

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How to find...? See our LibGuide for information on databases to aid your research (Africa focus, subject focus, general)

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Archival materials

See our LibGuide for information regarding the unique collections that are held here at the Library, and for information on Special Collections & Archives elsewhere in the University & nationally.

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CamGuides is designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees.

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African Literature Book Club

Join us on 6th March for our African Literature Book Club online event to discuss "Lyrics Alley" & the film "Tajouj". Read a synopsis and see how to book on our blog.

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Zero Contact Services

Check out the zero contact services to support you as a Cambridge student or member of staff!

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Stories of Kalingalinga

We're sorry to temporarily close access to the international photographic exhibition "Stories of Kalingalinga", however do view the catalogue online, and get in touch for further information.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays (from 20th April)

Click & Collect Service