Map & Directions
The African Studies Library is located on the 6th floor of Mugar Memorial Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. Take the North elevator or stairs (just before and to the left of the circulation desk). African studies stacks, folios, current periodicals, and government documents can be found on this floor.
For an individual or group tour of the African Studies Library, please contact Beth Restrick.
By Public Transportation (MBTA)
Take the Green Line “B” car to Boston University Central. The entrance to Mugar Memorial Library is behind and between the George Sherman Union and the School of Theology building.
By Car From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). Exit left. Follow signs for Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights and travel on Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the North
Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the South
Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) north to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the Kenmore Square exit, at the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road soon forks. Take the left fork into Kenmore Square (the right fork is Bay State Road). In Kenmore Square, stay to the right and bear onto Commonwealth Avenue.
Mugar Library is at 771 Commonwealth Avenue, adjacent to the GSU. Watch for the Marsh Chapel and Plaza on your right to signal close proximity to the library. Parking lots and on-street metered parking are available up and down Commonwealth Avenue.