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 . We primarily serve BSL staff, but offer services to non-BSL community members as well. Please contact us with any requests or questions.
Social Policy Library
Services delivered by our professional specialist librarians include:
- a current awareness service, , with links to the latest material from more than 500 sources
- a of some 8,000 items in our reference collection, including many electronic resources created by BSL and non-BSL authors
- inter library loans
- a reference library in Fitzroy, open to the public on weekdays by appointment
The Library also preserves the rich history of BSL through the curation of photographs, letters, diaries, newsletters, artefacts, publications and the informative which provide a fascinating window into the fight against poverty in Fitzroy and inner-city Melbourne since the 1940s.