The library of the African Studies Centre Leiden is a research library, which is also open to the general public. The library consists of a digital and a paper library. The digital library gives access to an unlimited number of publications, the paper library holds 91,000 books about and from Africa, 90,000 journal articles and 1,700 films on DVD.

In line with university measures, ASCL staff will be working from home until further notice. They can be reached by email (see organisation). The office is closed, but general questions can be sent to All events until 1 September have been cancelled. Read more about the library regulations.

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