African Studies collections at the UC Berkeley Library comprise over 200,000 volumes. The Main (Gardner) Stacks of the Doe Library are the principal location for social science and humanities titles covering Africana. Titles are also located in over 20 subject specialty, affiliated libraries and other units.

Summary information about these holdings can be found under African Studies Collections Guide. UC Berkeley's African Studies Collections cover sub-Saharan countries and include many publications from adjacent islands. The Library's Islamica Collections embrace materials from North Africa and from Africa more generally as it relates to Islam. 

The Library's African Studies page provides introductions to the general collection, books, databases, reference material, film & news, and other links. Highlights include the Africana Microform Collections, and the Africa collection in the Media Resources Center.

Michele McKenzie is African Studies Librarian. Other librarians who have relevant expertise on African Studies or African-related issues are: Claude Potts, the Lusophone and Francophone African literatures Librarian; Jim Church, the International and Foreign Government Documents Librarian; and Mohamed Hamed, the Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Librarian.
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has about 16,800 artifacts from Africa, with emphasis on West Africa, especially Nigeria. You can search much of the collection online, e.g. "Masks". Also online are materials from previous exhibitions. Professor Mariane Ferme is the Curator of African Ethnology at the Museum.
A rich digital resource is Harry Kreisler's Conversations with History. Over the years, he has interviewed many scholars, politicians and activists about African issues. See
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