The Library holds collections of Official Publications and other material relevant to public policy from British, European and international bodies recognising that they are essential primary source material. Official publications of foreign countries are not collected.
The Official Publications at the University of Sussex are located within the Documents Collection in the North Basement of the Library, although European publications are stored and will need to be requested from the Information Hub on the ground floor.
The material is arranged on the open shelves in pamphlet boxes and readers are welcome to browse. Items may normally be borrowed for six weeks. Some material is restricted for use in the Library only, but If you want to borrow loanable items please use a self service machine on the ground floor.
There are three Documents collections:
Many Official Publications are freely available electronically. Useful links are available under the UK Government information and International organisations tabs above.
For further assistance with using the collection please ask at the Information Hub on the ground floor or contact Collection Development 01273 872930/x2930.