Bible Society’s Library

Last updated 12th January 2009 
Name of library Bible Society's Library 
Address Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR
Telephone  01223 333075
Fax  01223 333160
E-mail  bslib@lib.cam.ac.uk
Website http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/handbook/guide15.html 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Mrs Rosemary Matthew
Purpose & main user community of the library Serves the staff of the British and Foreign Bible Society and of the United Bible Societies. 
Terms of access  By appointment
Opening hours  M-F 09.30-12.45 & 14.00-17.00
Disabled access As per Cambridge University Library 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No (occasional for special exhibitions). None.
Number of volumes 35,000+ volumes of printed scriptures in over 2,500 languages 
Periodicals - Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  c. 500 mss, c. 2,700 feet of archival materials, quantities of black and white photographs, microfilms, microfiche, 16mm films, sound recordings, filmstrips and slides
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  Bible translation
Special Collections  
Manuscripts  The mss. are in 184 languages and range from a C4 papyrus to C20 missionary translations of scripture. Printed catalogue available.
Research resource  Translation. Archives cover BFBS Organisation, Work of Agents etc.
Catalogue Type  Computer / Card / Loose leaf
URL of catalogue  http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk (follow links to 'Newton' catalogue)
Other facilities  All of above.
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library