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Address: Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Telephone: (3)34398
Email: afr@lib.cam.ac.uk
Web: http://www.library.african.cam.ac.uk/
Blog: https://asclibraryblog.wordpress.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrlib/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AfrStudiesLib
Online Catalogue: iDiscover
Location map: University Map
Staff: Librarian: Ms Jenni Skinner
Library assistant: Dr Alexander Lindsay, Phd
Admits: During Michaelmas 2020 we will be operating zero contact services for all Cambridge University members. External visitors are advised to contact the library via email in the first instance: afrlib@hermes.cam.ac.uk  Please see our LibGuide for current information on services available https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/africanstudies/home
Stock: 30,000 monographs, 40 current periodicals, long and short runs of about 300 periodical titles, microfilms, maps, documents, newspapers, official publications
Special collections: A fetching service for a large archive that includes: pamphlets, official publications, personal papers, newspapers, maps, slides, microfiches, microfilms, and photographs.  See our LibGuide for more information: http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/africanstudies/archives  &  http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/africanstudies/mapsoffpubsmicrof
Services:
  • Wi-fi
  • MCS terminal
  • A substantial DVD collection of films and documentaries on Africa
  • African languages material
  • Study skills material
  • Electronic legal deposit terminal
  • Microfilm reader
  • Lockers 
  • Extended access for PhD students with a research focus on Africa (on application)– this service is currently on hold.
Opening hours: The Centre of African Studies and the African Studies Library will remain closed for Michaelmas Term 2020. Please see our LibGuide for current information on zero contact services available https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/africanstudies/home

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