You can retrieve for yourself from the stacks/shelves many of the items you'll discover using our NUsearch catalog. If an item has a call number (either Dewey [begins with numbers] or Library of Congress [begins with letters]) and its "Available at" status displays as "Herskovits Library of African Studies - 5 East" or "Herskovits Library of African Studies - 5 South," it is generally located in the library's open stacks
Items with the following location indications must be requested beforehand as they may take up to three working days to retrieve.
You can look up current newspapers either in NUsearch or by using our Africana News Sources LibGuide. Either way, you will still need to visit the item's detailed NUsearch record to discover which issues we own and which you will want to examine.
If you use the LibGuide, click on the title of the newspaper in which you're interested. (The title is a link which will take you to the newspaper's NUsearch record.)
Once you are in the item's NUsearch record, click on "Get It" to see a listing of our holdings.
Let us know what volumes you are interested in and we will pull them for you.
Some of our current and historical newspapers have not been fully cataloged, and NUsearch does not contain information about them or their holdings. Our Africana News Sources LibGuide does list these titles in PDF documents:
Information about searching our photograph collections, like the Winterton and Duckworth collections, may be found in our Primary Sources LibGuide.
When requesting a poster, you'll need to supply us with its Object Number.
When you find a poster you'd like to see, be sure to note its Object Number (preceded by "960 POST").
If you find a scanned poster in our Image Repository, its Object Number is located in the Location field below the image:
If you're interested in an item where the location is listed as "Check holdings at Main & Deering Libraries (Evanston) AFRICANA (Rare...)":
If you're interested in an item where the location is listed as "Check holdings at Main Library AFRICANA (vertical [or sample] file)":