Central Catholic Library

Last updated  4th November 2008
Name of library  Central Catholic Library
Address  74 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone  00 353 1 676 1264
E-mail  catholiclibrary@imagine.ie
Website  http://www.catholiclibrary.ie
Alternative names  The library also has a Gaelic name, which is Leabharlann an Chreidimh
Contact & Job Title  Teresa Whitington, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  Members of religious orders and communities, the laity, students of Catholicism
Terms of access  Members of the public are free to come in with enquiries
Opening hours  M-F 11.00-18.30; Sa 11.00-17.00
Disabled access  Stairs leading up to front door and up to reference library
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Only via ILL scheme. None
Number of volumes  100,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  400
Current Periodicals  55
Other materials  Small collection of both video and audio tapes available for loan
Volumes added per year  300
Coverage  Scripture, Christology, patrology, church history, apologetics, theology, lives of the saints, history of religious orders, the Catholic Church and science, spiritual life, homiletics, history of Catholicism in Ireland
Special Collections  Collection covering all aspects e.g. Irish history, collection of set books both religious and secular, 1,200 books relating to Catholicism printed before 1850, Catholic directories including Irish Catholic directory
Research resource  History of Catholicism in Ireland. Also history of Catholic Church in general, moral theology, church teaching as disseminated through encyclicals and other documents. Christology, patrology, biblical studies
Catalogue Type  Card, sheaf
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Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  30
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