Colchester Institute Library

Last updated 12th January 2009
Name of library Colchester Institute Library 
Address Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3LL 
Telephone  01206 518642
Fax  01206 518643
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Jane Henshaw, Learning Resources Adviser: music/performing arts
Purpose & main user community of the library  FE/HE college
Terms of access  Reference only. External College membership can be purchased
Opening hours  Term M-Th 08.30-20.00, F 08.30-17.00, Sa 09.00-13.00. Vacation M-F 09.00-17.00
Disabled access  Lift available. Ring buzzer at double doors outside library building
Lending to other libraries & visitors  ILL requires 1 BL form, 3 week loan. Individuals can place their request via their public library
Number of volumes  58,000 total. Christian section 2-3,000 books and scores
Periodicals – Back Issues  450
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  2,000 videos, 36,500 music scores, 6,000 recordings
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  Liturgy, hymnody, music of the church
Special Collections  
Manuscripts  Scores, books, psalmodies pre-1800 – c.40
Research resource  Music, liturgy
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities Photocopying, microfiche reader/printer 
Full Time Staff  9
Part Time Staff  4
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library