Reference Library


Last updated 2nd October 2008
Name of library  Reference Library
Address  Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL
Telephone  0117 903 7202
Fax  0117 903 7436
Alternative names
Contact & Job Title  Jane Choules, Stock Manager
Purpose & main user community of the library Serves general public
Terms of access Immediately accessibly for non-members with restrictions on some rare and valuable material
Opening hours  M, Tu, and Th 09.30-19.30; W, F, and Sat 09.30-17.00; Sun 13.00-17.00
Disabled access  There is now wheelchair access via a ramp at the west end of the building and a lift.
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Yes. We will lend certain categories of material subject to ILL procedures
Number of volumes  11,000
Periodicals – Back Issues
Current Periodicals
Other materials  Only mss applicable chiefly Bibles, homilies, sermons and missals. There are CD-ROMs of the Sherborne Missal and Lindisfarne Gospels. Sacred Texts CD.
Volumes added per year  20
Coverage  Christianity
Special Collections
Manuscripts  Bibles, missals
Research resource  In the past, the library was responsible for buying Christian doctrine and dogma under the national subject specialisation scheme.
Catalogue Type  Computer, card and book
URL of catalogue
Other facilities Photocopying, microform copying, word processing, internet, email, scanner, wifi
Full Time Staff
Part Time Staff
Voluntary Staff
Changes in next five years affecting the above
Anything else about the library