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 library has operated since 1974 to support the organisation's research and service initiatives.

The library is both a physical space located in Fitzroy, and a virtual space accessible via our website and  library catalogue . We primarily serve BSL staff, but offer services to non-BSL community members as well. 

COVID-19 update

Please note our services are currently limited owing to staff working offsite. Watch this space!

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, inner-city Melbourne and beyond since the 1940s.

Read the most recent BSL Annual Reports

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