The African Studies Library is situated within the Centre of African Studies at Cambridge, and supports the research and teaching needs of the African Studies MPhil course. It also serves the rest of the University in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate study of Africa. Our collection's particular focus is Africa south of the Sahara.
We are open with loan privileges to all Cambridge University students and members.
What do we have in our library?
Services and Resources
9:00-17:00, Monday to Friday
9:30-17:00, Monday to Friday
The Library usually closes for the winter holidays in December, and for Easter weekend in April.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries during these times.
Open Shelf Material can be Borrowed by all User Groups
Loan periods are as follows for open shelf material:
|Undergraduates||7 Days||8 Books|
|Graduates||28 Days||10 Books|
|Staff||28 Days||20 Books|
|Visiting Scholars||14 Days||10 Books|
The following materials cannot be renewed and have shorter loan periods:
|DVD & Video||7 DAYS|
24 Hours Only
If borrowing on a Friday, overnight loans will be due Monday.
We don't operate an end of term recall, or set vacation borrowing.
Overnight loans remain as 24 hours only.
Please get in touch if you are interested in borrowing at email@example.com.
Please return your borrowed materials to the African Studies Library where possible:
Alternatively, you can deposit your materials in the drop-box between the Alison Richard Building and the English Faculty Building (see below for rough graphic). Click here for a full list of return options.
Do contact us with as much notice as possible before your visit so we can help you save time.
Fill out our online fetching form, providing as much information as possible about the items that you have found as being held in the library.
If you have any other queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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