The Global Libraries Program aims to develop the archaeological literary collections of economically-disadvantaged institutions. By supporting such libraries, we hope to assist archaeological and cultural heritage management students and professionals to undertake and excel at their study and work.

The program relies on the donations of WAC members, philanthropic organizations and members of the general public. Any book/journal/CD/video/etc or subscriptions are gratefully received. Alternatively, we are in need of monetary donations to support postage and to purchase useful publications for each library. Due to the high cost of postage, digital donations are especially requested. Please contact us if you would like to donate.

For complete information about the operation of the WAC Global Libraries Program, both in relation to existing and aspiring member libraries and to the Executive Council of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC), to whom the Program is accountable, please click here (PDF or WORD).


Thank you to our past and current donors. We are always seeking new donors to contribute digital and/or print resources to our member libraries.

Left Coast Press
Springer Press
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)
Computer Applications in Archaeology
Australian Archaeological Association
Undena Publications
Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter
Canadian Journal of Archaeology
UISPP International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences
Routledge Press

Program Committee
Miguel Alejandro Aguilar Diaz, Colombia
Cornelius Holtorf, Sweden
Ingrid Ahlgren, Marshall Islands
Shanti Pappu, India
Ashley Sands, USA (Past Chair)
Sally May, Australia (Past Chair)

Global Libraries Program
Archaeology Research Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481
United States

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Participating Libraries
Program libraries must be from a developing or transition country, state, or region as designated by the United Nations Statistics Division. If your library would like to be considered for the program, please fill out the following questionnaire and submit via e-mail or post: (PDF or WORD).

Argentina National University of Tucumán
Argentina Universidad Nacional de Catamarca
Belize Institute of Archaeology of Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana University of Botswana
Brazil Biblioteca Florestan Fernandes, Universidade de São Paulo
Brazil Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo
Fiji The University of the South Pacific
Georgia Archaeological Research Center
Georgia Georgian National Museum
Haiti Université d’Etat d’Haiti
India SCSVMV, Deemed University
India Deccan College
Indonesia Gadjah Mada University
Jordan Hashemite University
Kenya National Museums of Kenya, Lamu Fort Library
Malawi The Catholic University of Malawi
Mexico Centro Cultural Santo Domingo
Namibia WIMSA (Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa)
Niger l’Institut de Recherches en Sciences Humaines (IRSH)
Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria National Museum of Nigeria
Nigeria Bassey Andah Memorial Library
Palestine The Palestinian Department of Antiquities
Palestine Islamic University of Gaza
Palestine Birzeit University
Peru Universidad San Luis Gonzaga de Ica
Republic of Benin Biblioteque Universitaire
Russia Russian Academy of Sciences
Senegal University of Cheich Anta Diop
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand
Sri Lanka Central Cultural Fund, Sri Lanka
Turkey American Research Institute in Turkey
West Indies The University of the West Indies
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Archaeology Unit