Welcome to the online catalog of JHIA
On this page, you will be able to access the JHIA Catalog, which provides a complete list of the already processed material in the main library and in the special collections room. You may want to look at The Nature of JHIA Collection on our website in order to establish what is likely to be available to you at JHIA (please note that we are still processing our archival material, so it will not appear on the catalog yet). If you are looking for a specific item, you may search for it by title, author, or subject as provided for above. Since JHIA is keen on preserving the collection under its care just as much as it is on making it accessible to researchers, the books are not placed in open stacks. We usually encourage our readers to ascertain that JHIA has the material they need to consult before they resolve to visit our premises. It may also be helpful to look at our Opening Hours before you plan a visit.
The JHIA is an open facility that targets researchers more than students reading in preparation for class. Our vision is to provide a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar. We trust that our readers will help in creating this research environment through various means, not least by observing the Access Terms and Conditions that are in place for that purpose. Most importantly, we hope that you will visit JHIA and enjoy the amazing research environment it provides. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further assistance.