Belben Library, Cliff College

Last updated 5th November 2015 
Name of library Belben Library, Cliff College 
Address  Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 3XG
Telephone  01246 582321
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Lynne Firth,  Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  Students of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and full-time courses at Cliff College
Registered External Readers
Terms of access  Registered users sign in at Reception. Others may visit via appointment
Opening hours  10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Students have longer access
Disabled access  Yes
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Members of the wider community can apply for External Reading Membership – currently £25.00/year. By individual arrangement.
Number of volumes  45,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  100
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  Extant manuscripts, mainly pertaining to mission history
Volumes added per year  500
Coverage Evangelism, mission and all the main seminary topics (New Testament, Old Testament, Philosophy of Religion, Church history etc.) 
Special Collections  Cliff College Archives and British Wesleyan Holiness and Evangelical tradition
Manuscripts  Primary texts relating to Cliff College, and some relating to the Methodist Missionary Movement and one or two pertaining to John Wesley’s own collection
Research resource  Anyone wishing to seek out primary material relating to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, various branches of non-Wesleyan Methodism, the Joyful News Association and the concatenated parts that contributed to what has become Cliff College, and various other papers relating to the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition.
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  3
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library The library uses the Dewey Decimal System and Heritage computer software and is a member of the Theological Heritage User Group