The Centre's Documentation Unit is a reference library designed to support the curriculum and general information needs of faculty, research staff and students. It keeps in touch with the African Studies Institutions, both within and outside the country. It houses a variety of information on the African countries. The collection includes books, pamphlets and periodicals. The Centre has built a sizeable collection of primary and secondary source materials on African History, Economics, Geography, Politics and Sociology. The Documentation Unit of the Centre maintains a catalogue of the African collection of the University Library. It circulates:
Current Contents list of content pages of select African and non Africa journals (yearly)
Select List of Articles on Africa that appear in the African and non-African journals (yearly)
The Documentation Unit consists of a Documentation Officer, Documentation Assistant and a Library Attendant.
Two libraries are maintained by the University (1) Jawaharlal Nehru Library, Vidyanagari Campus, and (2) University Library at Fort Campus. Application forms for Reader's Ticket are available in both libraries. This application may be submitted through the Centre with counter signature of the Head of the Department. Students should familiarize themselves with the University library rules governing (i) reading facilities in the library (ii) lending of books (iii) special facility to research students. All information regarding the library may be obtained from the Librarian, University of Mumbai.
The Boy's Hostels are maintained by the University of Mumbai for the students of the Departments of the University- at Churchgate and Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, with limited number of seats. The University also maintains a Girls' Hostel at Kalina Campus with limited number of seats. Students seeking admission to the Hostel are required to fill in the application form, which must be submitted to the Warden before the beginning of the academic term for which the admission is sought. The form should be forwarded through the Head of the Department. The allocation of seats in the Hostel will be notified on the Hostel's Notice Board at the beginning of each term. Rules and regulations (Hostel fees, room rent and other charges as determined by the University) can be obtained from the Warden of the respective Hostels. Students otherwise eligible for admission to the Hostel may be admitted during a vacation, if such admission is sought for academic purposes. The postal addresses of the Hostels are:-
(1) International Students Hostel, 'C' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020.
(2) Jugannath Sunkersett Hall, 'B' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020.
(3) Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Boys Hostel, Vidyangari, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098.
(1) Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve Girls' Hostel, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098.
(2) Dr. Pandita Ramabai Girls' Hostel, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098.
(3) Savitribai Phule Girls' Hostel, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098.