African Studies Research Consultation

We are happy to assist anyone doing research on Africa can request a consultation with ASL librarians. You can do this a number of ways: visit our Ask-a-Librarian page to make an appointment or use the live chat feature, call 617-353-3726, or email

From a distance, we can assist in suggesting research strategies, do some preliminary exploration of our resources, and suggest local libraries or other information resources, such as Worldcat, for you to use.

We cannot ship books to you; to borrow books from this library, you will need to use inter-library loan at your own institution or public library. Likewise, we cannot make extensive photocopies, summarize or interpret information for you.