Global Libraries Program

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
Ashley Sands, USA (Chair)
Miguel Alejandro Aguilar Diaz, Colombia
Cornelius Holtorf, Sweden
Ingrid Ahlgren, Marshall Islands
Shanti Pappu, India

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

Follow Us On

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).


ArgentinaNational University of Tucumán
ArgentinaUniversidad Nacional de Catamarca
BelizeInstitute of Archaeology of Belize
Bosnia and HerzegovinaCommission to Preserve National Monuments, Bosnia and Herzegovina
BotswanaUniversity of Botswana
BrazilBiblioteca Florestan Fernandes, Universidade de São Paulo
BrazilMuseu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo
FijiThe University of the South Pacific
GeorgiaArchaeological Research Center
GeorgiaGeorgian National Museum
HaitiUniversité d’Etat d’Haiti
IndiaSCSVMV, Deemed University
IndiaDeccan College
IndonesiaGadjah Mada University
JordanHashemite University
KenyaNational Museums of Kenya, Lamu Fort Library
MalawiThe Catholic University of Malawi
MexicoCentro Cultural Santo Domingo
NamibiaWIMSA (Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa)
Nigerl’Institut de Recherches en Sciences Humaines (IRSH)
NigeriaAhmadu Bello University
NigeriaNational Museum of Nigeria
NigeriaBassey Andah Memorial Library
PalestineThe Palestinian Department of Antiquities
PalestineIslamic University of Gaza
PalestineBirzeit University
PeruUniversidad San Luis Gonzaga de Ica
Republic of BeninBiblioteque Universitaire
RussiaRussian Academy of Sciences
SenegalUniversity of Cheich Anta Diop
South AfricaUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Sri LankaCentral Cultural Fund, Sri Lanka
TurkeyAmerican Research Institute in Turkey
West IndiesThe University of the West Indies
ZimbabweZimbabwe Archaeology Unit