Francis Close Hall Library

Last updated 29th September 2009 
Name of library Francis Close Hall Library 
Address University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucester GL50 4AZ 
Telephone 01242 714600
Alternative names Open Theological College Library 
Contact & Job Title Rachel Reid, Subject Librarian (Media, Arts and Technology) 
Purpose & main user community of the library Providing information resources and training for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at the University, and University staff 
Terms of access Walk in 
Opening hours Opening hours vary between term-time and vacation. Up-to-date hours are available at: 
Disabled access Good access to all areas. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors To other libraries:
Yes, via ILL
To non-members:
It is also possible to apply for external membership (fee payable) – further information at 
Number of volumes  15,000
Periodicals – Back Issues 130+ 
Current Periodicals 84 in print. Others through electronic subscriptions available to University students and staff only. 
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  
Coverage Biblical studies; political, feminist and liberation theologies; church history; religious education; other faiths; philosophy; ethics 
Special Collections  
Research resource Biblical studies. The International Centre for Biblical Interpretation is based at the Francis Close Hall campus. 
Catalogue Type Computer 
URL of catalogue 
Other facilities Photocopying, access to the catalogue 
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library Please note that some theology books are housed in a closed-access store.
This is indicated on the Library catalogue. If you wish to access these titles you will need to contact us in advance so we can retrieve them for you.