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 work from home and can be reached by email. The Secretariat can be reached by email ( or phone (+31 (0)71 527 3372). The library is open (reservation compulsory).

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