General Conference of the New Church

Last updated 5th March 2009 
Name of library General Conference of the New Church 
Address Swedenborg House, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH 
Telephone 020 7227 9340 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Mrs. Frances Fisher, Secretary, Library and Archives Committee 
Purpose & main user community of the library To hold works of and about Emanuel Swedenborg and the General Conference of the New Church, including its publications and archives. 
Terms of access Strictly by appointment 
Opening hours By arrangement 
Disabled access Situated in basement; no lift 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No.The library is a reference library, and does not lend.
Number of volumes 2,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  60
Current Periodicals  2
Other materials Pamphlets (1,000); minute books, registers of various local churches and other related societies and insitutions; minute books of General Conference; national magazines. 
Volumes added per year  10
Coverage The Christian theological teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), the Swedish scientist, philosopher and theologian. 
Special Collections Early Latin and English translation first editions. An extensive set of editions of new church hymn books and liturgies published by the General Conference of the New Church and its associated bodies. 
Research resource The Christian theological teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg 
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Other facilities Photocopying by arrangement 
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library The collection aims as fully as possibly to hold copies of the records and publications of the New Church.