East Ayrshire Library, Registration and Information Services

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library East Ayrshire Library, Registration and Information Services 
Address The Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU 
Telephone 01563 554300 
Fax 01563 554311 
E-mail libraries@east-ayrshire.gov.uk 
Website http://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Mrs Anne Geddes, Heritage Services Librarian 
Purpose & main user community of the library Public library service – general public 
Terms of access Just walk in 
Opening hours Dick Institute: M,Tu,Th,F 09.00-20.00; W, Sa, 09.00-17.00 
Disabled access Buildings have disabled access, parking and toilets 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes, but not local material, which must be consulted on the premises 
Number of volumes 385,503
Periodicals – Back Issues 108 
Current Periodicals 121 
Other materials  4,307 microforms; 1,953 mss and maps; 2,629 videos
Volumes added per year 34,500 
Coverage General and popular works on theology; aspects of religion and theology relevant to local area 
Special Collections The Ayrshire collection: this collection contains material of local interest, some of it covers the religious/theological history of Ayrshire The Braidwood collection: this collection of over 50 titles is made up of mainly religious texts although there are a few poetry and reference works. The collection is housed at the Dick Institute as part of the Ayrshire collection
Manuscripts  
Research resource  Local collection holds local material on Covenanters and Covenanting
Catalogue Type Computer 
URL of catalogue http://eastayrshireleisure.com/index.php?a=landing&id=6&sid=67&mid=45
Other facilities Photocopying, microform readers, free access to Internet and free use of PCs for word 
Full Time Staff  62.4
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library East Ayrshire Library, Registration and Information Services has 20 community libraries, all of which hold some theological/religious material suitable for public libraries. Theological/religious material of local historical interest, such as material and local Covenanters and Covenanting history is held at our main library, the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. We do not lend local material but members of the public can consult it during library opening hours.