Lending Collections

The African Studies Program loans books, films, and material culture items to schools, colleges, universities and community groups across Wisconsin.  All items are housed in the program office at University of Wisconsin – Madison and available to ship directly to your classroom free of charge!

Book Baskets

The African Studies Program curates a large collection of Africa-related books and thematic Book Baskets. Our collection includes novels, biographies and non-fiction, and graphic novels for all reading levels, from elementary schools students through high school. Bring a selection of critically acclaimed Africa-related books into your classroom and open up new worlds for your students!


To browse our video collection, look for a specific title, search for films by country, or read film summaries, visit our ASP Video Collection guide (pdf). If you are interested in borrowing a DVD, please contact asp@africa.wisc.edu

Material Culture

The African Studies Program has varied items that can be loaned to interested parties, including clothing, jewelry, religious items, toys, household items, decorative items, and instruments. We also curate thematic African Studies “Discovery Boxes” which include material culture items related to particular activities, themes, or cultural contexts for hands-on exploration in the classroom. If you are interested in borrowing some of these items, or want to learn more about our collections, please follow the link above or contact outreach@africa.wisc.edu


Lending Collection Practices & Policies

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