Lending Collections

The African Studies Program loans books, films, and cultural objects 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!

The African Studies Program curates Discovery Boxes which include a combination of books, films, and material cultural items for your event or classroom. If you are interested in a specific item, feel free to browse our collections below.


Lending Collection Practices & Policies




The African Studies Program has a selection of highly acclaimed Africa-related books available for loan. The books are primarily fiction, but also include autobiographical works, folktales, graphic novels, picture books, young-adult novels.


The African Studies Program has a growing collection of DVD films which are available for loan, free of charge.


The African Studies Program has a large and diverse collection textiles, instruments, clothing, art and other material culture items from across the African continent. To inquire, contact asp@africa.wisc.edu