The University of Fort Hare Library has Campus Libraries located on the Alice Campus as well as at the East London Campus of the University, the Division of External Studies in Bisho and the Department of Nursing Sciences also in East London.
The Library has over 165 000 volumes of books, periodicals and other material. Special collections are housed in the Howard Pim Library of Rare Books which is situated on the ground floor of the the main library building. The East London Campus Library includes the Bisset Berry Collection that also is housed separately from the campus's main collection. Pamphlets detailing the facilities and services provided in the Library are provided free of charge.
Click on the links here to access the Library's Online Public Access Catalogue or OPAC. For more information on the OPAC follow the link to the Library Services page on the menu.
The Library also houses the Archives of the African National Congress (ANC). The bulk of this collection consists of records of the foreign missions of the ANC. The missions operated in 33 countries around the world during the anti-apartheid struggle. Among the records are the correspondence of each mission, press-cuttings, anti-apartheid posters, photographs and audio-visual records of mission activities. For anyone interested in the history of the struggle against apartheid, this collection represents a unique resource.
For full-text copies of select documents located in the Archives see the Archival Collections of South Africa web site which is also operated by the Library.