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Association of Commonwealth Universities

ACU Reference Library

Library Type: Special
Address: Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF
United Kingdom
Chief Librarian/Director: Nicholas Mulhern
African Specialist:  Nicholas Mulhern, Librarian
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7380 6700
Web address: www.acu.ac.uk
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Description of Library: Small specialist reference library concentrating on higher education in the Commonwealth. Some material on higher education in Africa is held as part of this collection. Includes reference directories, yearbooks, and statistics, with some university prospectuses/calendars and grey literature. Much of the collection now held off-site. (Figures below cover collection as a whole - not Africana specifcally)
Disciplines covered: Education
Countries covered: Botswana
Cameroon
Commonwealth
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Maldives
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Gambia
Uganda
Zambia
Special Collections: Small specialist reference library concentrating on higher education in the Commonwealth. Some material on higher education in Africa is held as part of this collection [i.e. as above].
Collection Size: Books:18000
Journals:50
Newspapers:0
Maps:0
Music:0
Films:0
Photographs:0
Collection Start: Includes a set of ACU's own publications (eg 'Commonwealth Universities Yearbook') from 1913 onwards, but the collection is essentially post-war.
Access and opening hours: Normal hours Mon - Fri 0930-1730. Advance notice of visits preferred.
Publications and databases on African collections produced by the Library: The Reference Library is principally a working collection for the ACU Secretariat and the research it undertakes. It contributes directly to many of the ACU’s regular publications (eg ACU Bulletin, VC-NET), and submits brief bibliographic summaries on higher education-related titles for the ACU’s various professional networks (www.acu.ac.uk/member_services/professional_networks/about_the_networks).

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