Library Collection

The Library at the University of Southampton has an extensive collection of British Official Publications (called the Ford Collection). This page should serve as an introduction to the collection, but for further information you can obtain a more detailed printed guide from level 3 of the Hartley Library.

This page also provides links to a range of internet sites that may prove useful. If you need further assistance, the staff at the enquiry point on level 3 can provide guidance.

For more detailed enquiries, please contact Joy Caisley, email: Phone: (023) 8059 3220

There are few strands of life that are not touched on by government, and official publications are the documentary evidence of that interest. For example: crime, environment, education, health, Europe, technology....

Most of the collection is on level 3 of the Hartley Library and is available for use in the library only. It is important to note that very few official publications are listed on the library's WebCat - these pages provide basic guidance on tracing official publications.