The Nordic Africa Institute

For librarians and teachers

We offer introductions and tours for groups, and information that other libraries can pass along to their students.

Introductions and tours

Learn more about our services and resources.

Guided tours of the library can be arranged for groups by appointment. You can have a general tour - or let us know your field of interest beforehand and we can focus on this.

We can also include an introduction to using the library and our resources.

Book a tour by e-mailing us:


For libraries

Key information to relay to your local African studies students and researchers - and to include in your online subject guides.


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

Remote access to subscription 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) Nordic countries

Our mandate as a library is to provide library services for the Nordic countries. Most of our material can be ordered. We're included in External link, opens in new window. (DK) and Libris External link, opens in new window. (SE) and preferably see you ordering through them. If this is not possible for you, e-mail is fine too. Interlibrary loans are free of charge for the Nordic countries. Article copies are charged according to our price list.

International Interlibrary loans outside of the Nordic countries

For International Interlibrary loans, the services are restricted to primarily unique titles not held elsewhere, or material published in the Nordic countries but not widely disseminated. Newer titles that are available for purchase, are not lent outside of the Nordic countries. We prefer IFLA vouchers as payment (price list).

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, subscribed resources. 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. External link.