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 Leiden University measures, ASCL staff will be working from home until 6 April. They can be reached by email (see organisation). The office is closed, but general questions can be sent to All events until 1 June have been cancelled. The ASCL Library will be closed until further notice.

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