For libraries

Toolbox for libraries and librarians, mainly in the Nordic countries. Key information to relay to your local African studies students and researchers - and to include in your online subject guides.

For general (and detailed) info, browse and explore the rest of our website.


A selection of services we want to bring out to you specifically.

Remote access to licensed databases
Students and researchers at Nordic educational institutions can have remote access ("off campus access") to a few of our Africa specific, licensed resources normally available only here at NAI.

Library visitor's program
NAI regularly receives students and researchers who wish to use the library resources extensively but who are not part of the institute's scholarships program. For these visitors we offer a Library visitors’ program up to a month.

Ask the NAI library
We can help you or your patrons with Africa-specific questions, at least pointing you in the right direction.

Interlibrary loans (ILL)
We're included in (DK) and Libris (SE) and preferably see you ordering through them. If this is not possible for you, e-mail is fine too. We are currently working on being included in Biblioteksøk (NO) as well.

Text snippets you may use

Feel free to copy texts below for reuse on library websites, subject guides etc.

African studies databases (incl. off campus access)
Nordic Africa Institute library offers remote access to a few of their licensed resources: Africa-Wide Information, African Writers Series, EiU Country Reports (Africa), SA Media. Available for students and researchers at Nordic educational institutions:
Also see their other resources which of several are freely accessible:

AfricaLit Plus
Search tool focused on African studies, mainly within social sciences. Includes the Nordic Africa Institute library catalogue, articles, journals, full texts and more.

A Guide to Africa on the Internet
Free, research-oriented online resources selected by the NAI library.

Published: 2015-04-10
Updated: 2018-05-24

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