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

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.


Distribute freely. [PDF files coming soon.]

  • Nordic Africa Institute flyer
  • Flyer in Finnish and English: Mitä Pohjoismaisen Afrikka-instituutin kirjasto voi tarjota sinulle? [What can the Nordic Africa Institute Library do for you?]


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 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.

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. Available for students and researchers at Nordic educational institutions: External link.. Also see their other resources which of several are freely accessible: External link.

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.