Access BSL’s Social Policy Library

BSL’s Social Policy Library provides an excellent social research and policy resource for the wider community sector, researchers, students and general public.

The Social Policy Library has operated since 1974 and has supported the organisation's research and service initiatives.

The library is both a physical space located in Fitzroy, and also a virtual space where we keep resources created by BSL and others in our library catalogue . We primarily serve BSL staff, but offer services to non-BSL community members as well. Please contact us with any requests or questions.

Services delivered by our professional specialist librarians include:

The Library also preserves the rich history of BSL through the curation of photographs, letters, diaries, newsletters, artefacts, publications and the informative Timeline of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence which provide a fascinating window into the fight against poverty in Fitzroy and inner-city Melbourne since the 1940s.

Read the most recent BSL Annual Reports

You may also access previous BSL Annual Reports in our library catalogue