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African Studies Library Floorplan

771 Commonwealth Ave

6th Floor of Mugar Library

    • Reference Desk

      Open 9AM to 5PM for research assistance. There are two computer terminals available here.

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    • New Books

      Recently purchased books on display. Feel free to browse.

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    • Circulating African Collections

      Call number ranges include: BL 2400-2490; BR 1360-1470; BV 3500-3630; Folio DT, DT 1-3412; GN 643-661, GN 861-865; GR 350-360; HC 501-599; HC 800-1085; PJ 2301-2615, PJ 8900-9300; PL 8000-8844; PQ3980-3989; PR 9340-9408.9; Folio Z 3501-3971, Z 3501-3971.

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    • Current Periodicals

      Current African periodicals are held inside the African Studies Library. The bound volumes of these titles are shelved in the circulating stacks on the 6th floor.

    • Unbound African Documents

      Unbound African Documents including government documents, bank reports and census data,(searchable via the catalog) and J Documents (searchable via card catalog). Earlier colonial government documents can be found in the J Documents.

    • Bound African Documents

      The African Docs are available in the online catalog. The "J Docs", an older collection of government documents is searchable using the card catalog inside the African Studies Library. Unbound documents for both collections are held inside the African Studies Library.

    • News Print & Microforms

      Nine African print newspapers are currently received from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The microform newspapers collection extends as far back as the early 1900's. A microfilm reader is situated at the back of the African Studies Library. Scanning and printing services are available for microforms in the Microforms Library in the basement.

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    • Call Number 'Z'

      The Z Folios (Z 3501-3971) are kept adjacent to the Z book collection (Z 3501-3971).

    • Pamphlets

      Collection of grey literature / primary resources from Africa, loosely organized by subject. Not found in the catalog.

    • Maps

      The African Studies Map Collection comprises approximately 1500 maps. These maps range from the 17th century up to the present and vary in geographical focus and theme.

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