Library membership

BLDS is a graduate research library.  Membership is freely available to:

  • IDS staff
  • IDS students
  • IDS Visiting Fellows
  • Ex-IDS staff with at least 5 years service
  • University of Sussex and University of Brighton staff
  • University of Sussex postgraduate students

Note: please check our external membership page if you do not belong to any of the above categories but would like to join. (We have a reduced rate for students from other Universities.)

Joining instructions

  • Please come to the BLDS service counter to join.
  • IDS members should bring your IDS access/ID card.
  • University of Sussex and University of Brighton staff should  bring proof of your position.
  • University of Sussex postgraduate students should bring your student registration card.
  • If you wish, you may print a copy of the BLDS membership Form to complete before coming to the service counter with your ID.

 See Library regulations here.