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Library search

Welcome to Library Search, your central gateway to a diverse array of resources tailored to enrich your learning, teaching, and research endeavors. At the Africa Institute, our dedicated staff are committed to assisting you in accessing the information essential for your academic pursuits. By using library search tools, you will access the library resources in both physical and digital forms, encompassing books, articles, videos, maps, government documents, music, data sets, and various other materials. Additionally, you can explore items not currently held at the Africa Institute, which can be obtained at no cost through interlibrary loan services.

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For an enhanced search experience, expanded result options, and advanced features for retrieving items, remember to log in by selecting My Account on the library homepage.

By logging in your library account, you will be able to:

  • Update your profile,
  • Manage due dates, request item retrieval for pick-up, place holds, review requests, and pay fines,
  • Renew borrowed items,
  • Save research results and email them to yourself.


Research help: get in touch with library staff.

For personalized assistance, students, faculty, and researchers can schedule private sessions with our research librarian. Whether by appointment at your convenience or on demand, our team is here to support you. Research assistance is available during most hours of library operation from Monday to Thursday. To connect with the subject librarian or schedule a session or to send your research question, feel free to reach out via email.

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Off-campus access: All e-resources including databases are accessible on campus. To get off-campus access, please communicate with the librarian at:, he can provide guidance on how to gain remote access to these resources.