British Library for Development Studies

Together with the University of Sussex (UoS), IDS is currently ranked first in the world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2016-17). This ranking is underpinned by a long-standing strategic partnership between the two institutions which is continuously evolving and strengthening.

As part of this close collaboration and in response to the growth of digital information, new arrangements are being developed to ensure the long-term sustainability and accessibility of the collections of the British Library for Development Studies (BLDS). 

Library services provided by the University of Sussex 

As a result, library services formerly delivered by BLDS are now provided by the University of Sussex Library.

University of Sussex Library Resources

BLDS Historic Collection

The BLDS historic collection is housed in the basement of the IDS building, and access can be provided by appointment through the University Library – please use the booking form in the Development Studies Subject Guide.

Archives relating to the work of IDS researchers include digitised collections which are available in the IDS open access repository OpenDocs.

IDS-authored publications

All IDS publications are available in OpenDocs.

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