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LibGuide to African Studies

This 'Getting Started' page gives you links to key resources and information for African Studies. The tabs above lead to more in-depth information about different types of resources including archives, books, journals, theses, film, news sources, and official papers.

The main Oxford libraries for African Studies are Rhodes House Library, the Bodleian Social Science Library, the Bodleian Law Library and the History Faculty Library.

The links on the right-hand side provide library and contact information for Lucy McCann, Archivist at Rhodes House Library.  You may also contact Sarah Rhodes, African and Commonwealth Subject Consultant, for subject enquiries.

Rhodes House collections moving

The archival collections held in Rhodes House will be moved to the newly refurbished Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) in the late summer of 2014. Our goal is to transfer collections safely with minimal disruption to users. During the process, some items may be temporarily unavailable. We do not anticipate that any holdings from our collection will be out of circulation for more than two weeks at a time.

Keep updated on developments via the Weston Library website.


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Contact details

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Lucy McCann
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Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies,
Rhodes House,
South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3RG

Tel: 01865 270908
Fax: 01865 270912
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Collection Policy

The Collection Policy for African Studies in the Bodleian Libraries is available below:

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