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Libraries and archives for African studies

University of London

London (Other)

  • British Library Reference Library The UK's national library with excellent holdings of material on and from Africa. It has a significant African language collection.
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Library & Archives The Library covers a broad subject range including politics, international relations, economics, education, health, gender and environment.
  • The National Archives The library’s Africana collection consists of approximately 500 monographs, 250 pamphlets, 5 journals and 3 electronic resources relating to Africa.

Libraries in the rest of the UK

Libraries in Europe

Libraries in Africa

Africa south of the Sahara: Libraries: Africa Provides links to, and descriptions of collections within Africa. Website is compiled by Stanford University Library.

Libraries in North America 

  • Africa south of the Sahara: Libraries: North America Provides links to, and descriptions of collections with African related material within North America. Website is compiled by Stanford University Library.
  • CAMP Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) promotes the preservation of publications and archives concerning Sub-Saharan Africa. CAMP also aims to make these materials in microform available to researchers. SOAS Library subscribes to this project and staff and students are able to request material from CAMP. Requests should be submitted to SOAS Library’s Interlibrary Loans Section.