Skip to main content

Media library


The Casa África Media Library is a documentary and multimedia centre specialising in African themes, with special emphasis on the sub-Saharan region. It is a direct bridge to the continent, which allows us to understand the historical complexity, the vast diversity of its 54 countries and to discover its immense past, present and future potential; a space at the service of citizens so that they can access intellectual production from and about the African continent. The Media Library is also a resource centre for research and its mission is to facilitate access to and dissemination of information, as well as to collaborate in the processes of knowledge creation.

Mediateca Casa África


The Casa África Media Library has an extensive bibliographic and audiovisual collection not only in Spanish, but also in English, French and other languages. All of this can be consulted in Casa África's facilities, through the online catalogue hosted on our website and on the website of the Canary Islands Library Network.

Consult the catalogue

How to access the Media Library

The Casa África Media Library is located in the institutional headquarters in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Opening hours*:

  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm.

*In summer (from 1 July to 10 September) the opening hours are only in the morning.


In addition, within the framework of the library cooperation project that constitutes one of its lines of action, it supports other libraries on the African continent such as, for example, the library of the Spanish Embassy in Guinea Bissau or in Ivory Coast.


  • Free access to its specialised collections, by appointment by telephone (928 432 800) or by sending an e-mail to Consult regulations for use
  • Information, bibliographic and reference guidance and documentation service.
  • Consultation through the catalogue of our own collections. See how
  • Consult the catalogues of other libraries in the Virtual Library Network of the Canary Islands.
  • Audio and video library
  • Management of purchases through desiderata by sending an email to
  • Web resource guide
  • Online media library
  • Radio Kuwamba
  • Consultation of periodicals
  • Private and interlibrary loan

Experts recommend

If you are just starting to discover the cultures and histories of Africa, the experts are here to help you. We invite you to follow their recommendations.

Special funds

Casa África makes materials and documentary resources of special interest available to the public in digital format and in open access. Among these collections are, for example, the tapes and magnetic tapes on oral literature by the expert in African literature Lilyan Kesteloot; or interviews broadcast on Radio France Internationale, or part of the collection of the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (IFAN) with nearly 70 digitised hours.

Colección multimedia

“Le cinéma des femmes" es un programa de Radio France Internationale con una larga trayectoria dedicado al cine realizado por mujeres. Esta selección...

Colección multimedia

Este material pertenece al IFAN - Institut fondamental d'Afrique Noire - de Senegal y que gracias a su colaboración en un proyecto de difusión del...


This media library houses various collections that have been donated by scholars and lovers of Africa who have wanted to offer their legacy to the public so that it can be consulted in the Casa África Media Library.

Pendant six ans, de 1986 à 1992, Maria Antònia Brunat (chercheuse indépendante) et Jacint Creus (professeur d'histoire africaine (UB), ont vécu et effectué de longs voyages de recherche sur tout le territoire de la Guinée équatoriale avec l'intention d'enregistrer toutes sortes de récits oraux de toutes les cultures guinéennes. Cette collection est le résultat de leurs efforts personnels et du soutien de l'ancien Centre culturel hispano-guinéen. Toutes les histoires ont été enregistrées en espagnol et dans les langues guinéennes correspondantes (Ndowé, Fang, Bubi et Ambú). Il s'agit de la...

Lluis Mallart Guimerá est un anthropologue de renom dont les principales recherches ont été consacrées à l'ethnie Evuzok au Cameroun. Il est également écrivain et universitaire. De 1961 à 1968, il a vécu au Cameroun où il a commencé ses recherches ethnologiques chez les Evuzok. Docteur en ethnologie en Lettres de l'Université de Paris X. Professeur d'anthropologie à l'Université de Paris-Nanterre (1971-1992). Spécialisé dans l'anthropologie religieuse et l'étude des systèmes médicaux africains. Il a publié plusieurs livres et articles sur ces sujets en catalan, espagnol, français, anglais et...

José Ramón Diego Aguirre (Santander, Cantabrie, Espagne, 1927 - San Fernando, province de Cadix, 19 janvier 2005) est un officier militaire, historien et militant espagnol. Dans sa carrière militaire, il a atteint le grade de colonel d'artillerie, et en tant qu'historien, ses travaux relatifs au Sahara occidental sont considérés comme fondamentaux pour la reconnaissance de l'histoire de ce territoire. Sa collection à la Mediateca comprend plus de 250 titres spécialement consacrés au Sahara occidental et à l'Afrique du Nord.

Library science meetings

Find out about the latest editions of the Library Meetings organised by Casa África.


Novedades en la Mediateca Casa África

Reading Club

A space for debate and analysis to bring African literature closer to all those interested.

The meetings take place at Casa África's headquarters, normally on the last Thursday of each month at 7pm, lasting approximately an hour and a half. The works are commented on under the direction of Ángeles Jurado, journalist, writer and technician of Casa África's Media Department.

The Casa África Reading Club currently has vacancies. Those interested in joining should send an email to


If you are an art critic, curator, gallery director, museum director, etc. we invite you to join our network of contacts.