Arts and Social Studies Library

Last updated 10th October 2008
Name of library  Arts and Social Studies Library
Address  Cardiff University, P.O. Box 430, Cardiff CF10 3XT
Telephone  029 2087 4818
Fax  029 2037 1921
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Contact & Job Title  Tom Dawkes, Information Specialist
Purpose & main user community of the library  Teaching and research by staff and students of Cardiff University; ASSL serves the schools in the Humanities Schools and in the School of Psychology and the School of Social Sciences
Terms of access  Access to ASSL for those without a University ID card is by day-pass issued on the spot on production of proof of identity.
Opening hours M-F 08.45-21.30, Sa 10.00-17.30, Su 12.00-17.00.
Disabled access  Access to the library is by an elevated ramp from the main road and there is a lift connecting all four floors of the building. ASSL is not close to public car parking
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Yes. Cardiff University articipates in the SCONUL Access scheme, Bands A and B. Applications for borrowing: membership from the public are considered individually, with initial registration and annual recurrent fees.
Number of volumes  350,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  3,000
Current Periodicals  1,800
Other materials  
Volumes added per year 8,000
Coverage  Biblical studies, systematic theology, church history (especially patristics), pastoral theology, Hebrew and Semitic studies, Islamic studies, Indian studies Philosophy collections include Greek and Roman, medieval modern and continental, in particular Nietzsche and Wittgenstein. Postmodernism is also well represented.
Special Collections  Salisbury Collection (Welsh, Borders and Celtic studies); special collections of early Welsh printed books, many on theology and church history; C19 tracts; hymnology collection
Research resource  Welsh religious literature; church history
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Microfilm and microfiche; small mss collection
Full Time Staff  60
Part Time Staff  40
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library