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Centre of African Studies Library


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The African Studies Library is situated on the third floor of the Alison Richard Building, within the Centre of African Studies.

  • Access is step-free from street-level, and there is a lift available to reach the third floor.  Doors are wide, although heavy. Please get in touch if you need any assistance or adjustments ahead of visiting!
  • There are accessible bathrooms on each floor, and gender-neutral bathrooms on the first to third floors of the building.
  • There is a map to the building and a floorplan of the library further down the page.


African Studies Library

University of Cambridge

3rd Floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Cambridge, England


Opening hours:

Term time

9:00-17:00, Monday-Friday


9:30-17:00, Monday-Friday

Closed during bank holidays and over winter holidays. Contact us for further questions.

Please get in touch with Ms. Jenni Skinner (Library Manager) or Mr. Ben Carson (Senior Library Assistant) with any enquiries.


Telephone: 01223 (3)34398 

Location on Cambridge University Map:

Library Floorplan