A Public Lending Library for Teachers: The Teaching Africa Library

Boston-area teachers: the Teaching Africa Library is a public library with books and teaching resources for your students. Come visit us!

The Teaching Africa Library (TAL) is an extensive collection of physical materials useful for teaching about Africa for all grade levels. Located at 232 Bay State Rd on the 4th floor, our collection contains adult and children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as movies, curriculum guides, clothing, country kits, and artifacts. There is on-street metered parking nearby, or the nearest MBTA “T” stop is BU East on the Green Line. First-time visitors to the library will receive a free educational poster and teaching guide ($20 value).

All books, country kits and artifacts circulate for 4 weeks and all films circulate for 2 weeks.

Access the Teaching Africa (TA) Library Catalogue Order or borrow posters or DVDs Borrow Artifacts


Email us at africa@bu.edu to make an appointment to come in!

Additional resources are available through Boston University’s Libraries, which feature the renowned African Studies Library (ASL)! The libraries are generally open to the public.Information about current collections at the ASL is presented in this video: African Studies Library: An Overview. Information about accessing resources at the ASL can be found in this document: ASL Guide for Non-BU Users 2021

Access the BU African Studies Library