The Jahn Library is a most valuable facility for anybody involved in research on African literatures. It can be used free of charge not only be students and staff of the JGU Mainz but also by international students and researchers as well as fellows of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies.
Neither the Jahn Library nor the Department of Anthropology and African Studies can provide financial support to visiting scholars. However, international as well as German scholars and doctoral students may apply to various funding bodies and foundations for external funding, which is awarded on a competitive basis. The head of the Jahn Library or any other member of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies may function as "host" in this regard.