Bloomsbury Food Library - Librarians

For Librarians

An essential resource for a vast range of food-related studies, Bloomsbury Food Library provides comprehensive and authoritative information about the global history of food from pre-history to the present day. For a full description of the contents and features, read more about Bloomsbury Food Library

How to Subscribe or Purchase

The growing platform is the digital home of the Bloomsbury Food Library Core Collection, Global Food Histories, and Food Sustainability and Security, enabling institutions to curate their own bespoke content collections to best suit the needs of their students and scholars. The collections are available by annual subscription or perpetual access to institutions, including universities, colleges, schools and public libraries. Please contact us directly to get information on pricing or to arrange a 30-day free trial at your institution:

Please note that Bloomsbury Food Library is comprised of yearly updates and discrete content collections. For more information on what's included in each collection please see our title list.

For other queries and feedback, please contact us.

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Visit our Administration Portal (user name and password required) to:

  • Download COUNTER 4 and 5 usage statistics
  • Check details of all your subscribed products from Bloomsbury
  • Add or change details of your OpenURL resolver and Shibboleth credentials
  • Add your institution's logo to the footer of Bloomsbury resources you subscribe to
  • Edit your contact details

Please note that there is one COUNTER 4 reports available:

  • PR1: lists total searches, result clicks, and record views across the platform by month

If you have lost or forgotten the administrator username and password for your institution, please contact us.