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The African Studies Library is situated within the Centre of African Studies at the University of 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.
Take a quick virtual tour with us on our Instagram HERE.
Services and Resources
The library's collection is undergoing re-classification from the Universal Decimal System to the Library of Congress system. Take a look at the floorplan below to help you navigate the Library ahead of your visit.
Take a look on iDiscover for any particular material you are seeking, and do send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about finding materials ahead of your visit.
Open Shelf Material can be Borrowed by all User Groups
Loan periods are as follows for open shelf material:
|User Type||Loan Period||Book Limit|
|Undergraduates||7 Days||8 Books|
|Graduates||28 Days||10 Books|
|Staff||28 Days||20 Books|
|Visiting Scholars||14 Days||10 Books|
|Public Cambridge Library Member||7 Days||8 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.
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Please return your borrowed materials to the African Studies Library:
Please use the self-issue desk to return your books, or place them in the box near the issue desk.
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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The Centre's annual seminar series is back every Monday from 4-5:30pm in room S1 of the Alison Richard Building, starting October 16th. Click the PDF link below to find more information.
November 8th 2023
This collection is now available for consultation at the African Studies Library! It explores Marriage & Divorce Law, and Activism with Orphans in Uganda c. 1960-2000.
The collection is made up of two boxes, and contains roughly 116 items.
You may be interested in this collection if you are researching any of the following topics:
Marriage and divorce law in Uganda
Orphaned children in Uganda, particularly Sanyu Babies Home
Women’s rights in Uganda
Makerere University alumni by name c. 1972-1997
Notable Documents in the Collection:
WB/U/1/10: Photocopy of “Report of the Commission on Marriage, Divorce and the Status of Women 1965” produced by the Ugandan Government - approx. 94 pages
WB/U/1/14: Letter addressed to Winifred from the First Lady, Janet K Museveni, regarding thanks for sending them a copy of her work and with reference to UWESO, the orphan charity Mrs. Museveni established - typewritten, 1 page, 28/09/1988
WB/U/2/8: Arise: a women’s developmental magazine published by ACFODE - published by Action for Development, Kampala (6 issues) - 1991-1993
Click the PDF collection aid below for more details.
September 28th 2023