The Nordic Africa Institute

Consult a librarian

Need help with finding information resources on Africa? Book one of our librarians for a 30 minute consultation.

During a half-hour appointment you will receive an introduction to our digital and physical library, assistance in finding the best keywords for your information search, or advice on useful internet sources. This service also caters to students with special needs.

We do consultations on-site in our library, more handy if you are based in Uppsala, or via Zoom if you prefer that. Please note that currently we only offer Zoom consultations.


General instructions

Book at least 5 days in advance and provide us with the following information:

  • Your research topic and your help needs. So we can prepare.
  • Date and time. When do you want to do it? Give a few alternatives.
  • On-site or via Zoom? Currently you can only choose Zoom.
  • Name and contact info. So we can reach you and confirm the booking.

Book via e-mail: library@nai.uu.se


Detailed instructions

Guidance on how to use our resources per distance.

The guidance will be tailored towards your specific field of interest and be focused on accessible resources.

We use Zoom as a digital tool and share screens for best guidance.

About Zoom and integrity: NAI utilizes the NORDUnet Zoom, with stricter security. Calls are done through Zoom only although you don't necessarily need the Zoom software — connecting using a web browser is fine. Traffic is encrypted, but we still recommend that you do not share any sensitive or confidential information during the Zoom call. NORDUnet Zoom's GDPR and privacy factsexternal link, opens in new window.


We are not doing any on-site consultations during this period in the current pandemic.

These consultations can be carried out in a group if there are others who share your area of interest.

Apart from the general information above, let us know how many are coming, so we can allocate our resources better.

Would it suffice to receive help via e-mail?