Library Services

Supporting your research wherever you are in the world.

Visiting the Library

We are the largest collection of economic and social development materials in Europe.

BLDS is freely open for reference purposes.

You can also take out paid membership if you want to borrow..

Opening times
  • Mon - Fri, 9.15am - 9.15pm
    Access restricted from 5.00pm to swipe-card holders.
  • Service counter (term time)
    10am - 6pm (Friday 5.30pm)


Keep up to date with BLDS and international development news, events and resources.


Apologies: catalogue search is not working effectively if you search for more than one term.
You can use 'title phrase' search in Advanced Search if you are looking for a title.
We are working on sorting this problem out and will have it rectified as soon as we are able.

New Acquisitions

Books, reports, research papers and articles recently added to our collection

BLDS Community

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