Visiting BLDS

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am - 9pm (Note: there is no access to IDS building after 5pm for non-IDS members)

Service Counter: 9am - 9pm term time.
                         9am - 9pm (vacation)

Anyone with an interest in development related research can use BLDS, either in person or remotely

  • We welcome visiting researchers and students who wish to use our extensive collections for reference purposes.
  • No special authorization is necessary.
  • While here you will be able to make full use of our excellent facilities and unique collection.
  • If you are planning a visit of more than a day, it can be helpful if you let us know in advance: email or tel +44 (1) 273 915659.
  • If you require any information before your visit, email or tel +44 (1) 273 915659.

Remember to check the homepage where details of any forthcoming library closures will be posted.