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The RSC collections at the Bodleian Social Science Library (SSL) form the largest collection of materials worldwide relating to the causes, experiences, consequences and implications of forced displacement.

Studying in the cafeteria at the Manor Road Building, home of the Social Sciences Library © Rob Judges
Studying in the cafeteria at the Manor Road Building, home of the Social Sciences Library

The collections comprise over 39,000 bibliographic records, and are both an invaluable and unique archive as well as a vital resource for scholarship and current research for the study of forced migration. The collections are used not only by academics, researchers and students, but also by policy makers, service agencies, the general public and refugees themselves.

To search the collections use SOLO.  For further help in navigating the collection use the LibGuide for Refugee Studies.

See the Bodleian Social Science Library (SSL) website for full details about opening hours, admissions and services. 

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Take a look at the SSL Blog for the latest news and tips on using the library. You can also follow SSL on Twitter and Facebook.


For general enquiries, contact:

SSL desk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 271093



For subject-specific help, contact:

Sarah Rhodes (Forced Migration, African and Commonwealth Subject Consultant)

Tel: +44 (0)1865 271093



Joanna Soedring (Senior Library Assistant – Reader Services/Refugee Studies)

Tel: +44 (0)1865 271093