The library


Opening times: 
Monday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


The CSA’s library holds approximately 3500 books and its main sections are Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Politics, International Cooperation, Development Studies, History, Religious Studies, Literature, Novels and Short Stories, Linguistics.

A large section is dedicated to magazines and reviews on Africa and African issues.

The library is a specialist centre for African studies and is available to both Italian and foreign citizens, especially students, scholars, teachers and researchers.

The library is undergoing a complete overhaul of its electronic catalogue and therefore its resources are only available to be consulted directly at the CSA.

Books can be loaned for the maximum period of a month: the borrower is required to submit a copy of their ID and their phone number.