Where are Cambridge's African Studies Materials?
The best place to start is by visiting the African Studies Library and speaking to one of our librarians.
Cambridge African monograph series & papers
There are many other print collections in Cambridge that hold relevant material to African Studies. Please check for opening hours and borrowing rights.
Find a Dissertation or Thesis
You are able to view theses from across the world online - try some of the following routes:
For more in-depth information regarding these online services please see the: Theses & Dissertations LibGuide.
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African Studies Collections Outside of Cambridge
Linked below are various African Studies Centres in the UK and elsewhere. If you are interested in these institutions, we may be able to arrange for you to visit and consult their collections.
Still struggling to get access to print or online resources?
If you still come away empty-handed, you may be able to get access by using the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service.
Please see their pages for more information regarding what is available via the ILL Department (UL).
Texts to which Cambridge libraries have access through electronic legal deposit (eLD), also known as non-print legal deposit (NPLD), can be identified in iDiscover by the appearance of the phrase
“Online access restricted to designated PCs in the UL and most Faculty and Departmental libraries”.
For more information on how to access, cite, and use these texts (books and journals) please see the comprehensive Electronic Legal Deposit LibGuide