Bhaktivedanta Library

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Bhaktivedanta Library 
Address  Bhaktivedanta Manor, Helfield Lane, Aldenham, Herts.,WD25 8EZ
Telephone  01923 854270
Fax  01923 852892
Alternative names  ISKCON – ‘International Society for Krishna Consciousness’; College of VEDIC studies
Contact & Job Title  Clency Ratinon
Purpose & main user community of the library  Academic Research, Residential Manor Community
Terms of access  By appointment
Opening hours  Flexible depending upon needs; however, generally M-F 09.00-17.00.
Disabled access  None
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No
Number of volumes  600
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  2
Other materials  50 videos
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology (a branch of Hinduism)
Special Collections  Srimad Bhasavatam; Caitanya Caritamirta – works of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Manuscripts  Research resource
Research resource  Vaishnava Hindu Studies
Catalogue Type  Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  Yes
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  We are a small library focusing primarily on the works of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami and topics related to his teachings.