Glancey Library

Last updated 12th February 2020
Name of library Glancey Library 
Address Oscott College, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B73 5AA 
Telephone 0121 321 5100
Alternative names  St. Mary’s College, Oscott
Contact & Job Title Paul Meller, College Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Oscott College is a seminary for the training of Catholic priests. 
Terms of access By appointment only for non-members
Opening hours The Librarian is available 11:30-18:00 Mon-Wed during term-time. However, appointments are possible Mon-Wed during College holidays.
Disabled access The majority of the collection is on the ground floor but some parts are only accessible by steep stairs. There are no lifts in the building 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Not at present. The library is reference only. Researchers are welcome to visit as often as they wish. 
Number of volumes 50,000 (all libraries)
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals 40 
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  400
Coverage Books and journals covering all aspects of Catholic theology and history, catechesis, biblical studies, religion and philosophy.
Special Collections The Recusant Library has a collection of 12,000 catalogued items of Catholic interest, mostly books and collections of pamphlets, dating from c. 1470-1850. Access is strictly limited, but specified contents can be viewed by appointment.
Research resource Recusant history and Catholic theology 
Catalogue Type  OPAC
URL of catalogue
Other facilities
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff Qualified librarian 18 hours per week in term-time.
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above Extended access to electronic resources for college members.
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