Distance users

The NAI Library is a source of Africa related information not only for visiting users, but also for distance users. We focus mainly on users throughout the Nordic countries.

Search for information / literature

  • AfricaLit Plus -  Our new library search tool. Search a wide range of our information resources from a single search box, including our library catalogue.
  • Databases - List of databases, both free and licensed. Also see info on remote access below.
  • A Guide to Africa on Internet - our link collection

Remote access to licensed resources

Normally you need to be within the NAI premises to access licensed databases we subscribe to. For our Nordic users we can however provide remote access to a few of these resources.
Apply directly if you meet our criteria or contact library for more info.

Other library services

Book loans and article copies
We are open for interlibrary loans throughout the Nordic countries. Please order books and article copies through your local library. You are also welcome to borrow directly from the library while visiting. In that case you must return the books at your own expense.

Article copies
Can also be requested directly from the library. See price list.

Ask the library
We answer questions about Africa and help with literature searches.

Studying Africa
Our publication Studying Africa : A guide to the resources is an introduction to African studies, primarily within social sciences. Guidance and other support for literature and fact searches. Free to download.

For visiting users
Persons who need to use the library collections for their research or major papers, are given the possibility to use the library at other times than the regular opening hours, only, however, by agreement and when the library staff is on duty. Please contact the library!

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