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Centre of African Studies Library


To access an item which is marked 'Library Archive Store' on the Cambridge iDiscover catalogue, or to consult a listed collection of papers, or to request documents in a general subject area, please provide the details specified on the form linked below.

A significant proportion of the African Studies Library's stock is held in a separate basement store. These holdings include unbound journals, and other publications for various reasons of age, size, or condition, as well as archival papers and special collections


  • Please only submit one item request per form.
  • Please provide us with as much notice as possible to fetch the items requested for you.
  • Library staff will inform you by email when item(s) are available.
  • We aim to get back to you within 48 hours.

Click HERE to submit your fetching request from the African Studies Library.