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
- The BLDS catalogue search is within the Development Studies Subject Guide
- Books purchased after 1 September 2017 are incorporated in the main University Library stock which is searchable in the University Library's catalogue
- Recommended readings for students are linked through Study Direct and listed in ReadingListsOnline
- Electronic journals, books and databases, are available through the University network (to registered users) and can be accessed through a University ITS login and password
- Information about access to library services for individuals who are not members of the University or IDS
- BLDS books and journals are accessible from the first floor of the University Library (via the main entrance at the front of the building). Books may be borrowed through the University Library. Journals, and other material, are for reference use in the Library.
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.
All IDS publications are available in OpenDocs.