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Afrika-Studiecentrum, Library

African Studies Centre, Leiden

Library Type: Academic
Address: PO Pox 9555, 2300 RB Leiden
Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden

Netherlands
Chief Librarian/Director: Jos Damen
African Specialist:  Elvire Eijkman, Collection Development
Telephone: +31-71-5273354
Web address: http://www.ascleiden.nl/Library
Catalogue Address: http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/DB=3/LNG=EN/
Description of Library: Leiden holds a general collection on Africa as a whole. The emphasis is on social sciences and humanities.

Collections are on open access.

Disciplines covered: Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Development Studies
Drama
Economic and/or Social History
Education
Gender
Geography
History
History of Art
Law
Literature
Philosophy
Politics and International Studies
Sociology and Demography
Theology Divinity or Religious Studies
Countries covered: Algeria
Anglophone
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central Africa
Central African Republic
Comoros Islands
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa)
Djibouti
East Africa
Eastern Africa
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Francophone
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lusophone
Mahgreb
Malagasy (Madagascar)
Malawi
Maldives
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
North Africa
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Somaliland
South Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
West Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Special Collections: Special collection of (>1200) documentary and feature films from and about Africa.
Collection Size: Books:80000
Journals:2000
Newspapers:50
Maps:1000
Music:90
Films:1250
Photographs:0
Collection Start: Collecting Africana materials since 1948; the collection holds 5000 books published before 1950.
Access and opening hours: Open access. To borrow books from the library of the African Studies Centre a library card is required.

Opening hours Mon - Fri = 9.00 - 17.00; Mon: 9.00-20.00

Further information available here

Publications and databases on African collections produced by the Library: Databases:

1. Online bibliographic database AfricaBib with more than 150.000 items:

2. Webservice Connecting Africa (online publications)

3. African Studies Abstracts Online (8.000 online abstracts 2002-current)

4. 25 Webdossiers

5. African Studies Thesaurus

6. Acquisitions


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