The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, a special collection within Northwestern University Library, is a rich source of materials on all aspects of Africa. In addition to searching for items in the Herskovits collection via NUCat, there is an Africana Conference Paper Index listing individual papers within conference proceedings; as well as an Africana Vertical File Index, for searching the Herskovits Library's uncataloged journals, government documents, pamphlets and ephemera.
The Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center at Northwestern University Library has thousands of videorecordings, CDs and CD-ROMs related to Africa. These include documentary films, feature films, concert videos, interactive informational CD-ROMs, and conference proceedings. There is a viewing room for accessing formats such as VHS.
The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, located on Library Place just west of Sheridan Road, has frequent events such as lunchtime talks by resident and visiting scholars, film screenings, and seminars. Their publications are available online.