Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)
The Basler Afrika Bibliographien are a private institution with various collections (library, rare books, archive, photo collection, poster collection, sound and video archives) on southern Africa. The extensive collection on Namibia is internationally known.
The catalogue of the library offers access to the general library containing books published after 1919, journals, newspapers and grey literature on Namibia and southern Africa.
Please take notice of  the directions for the use of the BAB.

Library Network IDS Basel Bern
The online catalogue of the library network IDS Basel Bern offers access to about 5 million books from more than 160 libraries associated with the universities of Basel and Bern. Items with reference to Africa receive a special code which allows you to limit your search. A search using the field below (using the Africa filter "wfc=af") will take you to the IDS Basel Bern catalogue. In order to start a new Africa-related search you either have to return to the search field below or restart an expert-search on the IDS-interface using the Africa-filter.

a) Search the full Africa-holdings of IDS Basel Bern

b) Africa-related monographs

c) Africa-related journals

d) Africa-related E-journals

e) Articles relating to Africa in edited volumes and journals

f)  Non-book-media (music, scores, film, maps etc)

Databases and Virtual Library
Online database Africa-wide NiPAD: the IDS Basel Bern provides access to Africa-wide NiPAD. Please note that due to matters of licensing access to this database is only granted within the University of Basel.

For further transdisciplinary databases browse the respective subjects on the homepage of the UB Basel.

Please not that due to matters of licensing access to databases and e-journals is only granted within the University of Basel.


University of Basel
Centre for African Studies
Rheinsprung 21
CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 34 82