John Paul II Library

Last updated 25th March 2009 
Name of library John Paul II Library 
Address National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland 
Telephone  353 1 708 3884
Fax 353 1 628 6008 
E-mail Reader.Services@may.ie 
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Contact & Job Title Andrew Sliney,  Post-1850 Collections Theology Subject Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Staff, reserachers, under-and post-graduates of NUI Maynooth and St. Patrick’s College 
Terms of access Appointment or institutional letter only during Feb, June, July, August, Sept, Oct. These times can vary with semesterisation 4 week access fee 20 euros; annual fee with borrowing 300. Euros. ALCID academic libraries cooperating in Ireland. All staff and postgrads have access to all university libraries and some special also. SCONUL Xtra scheme from Jan 2004
Opening hours Semester: M-Th 08.30-22.00; F 08.30-19.00; Vacation: 09.00-17.00. Saturday access varies throughout the semester.
Disabled access Lift to levels 2&3; toilets on all floors. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Yes. Normal never, except for annual fee members and SCONUL Xtra from January 2004
Number of volumes  40,000
Periodicals – Back Issues 778 
Current Periodicals 201 
Other materials Small collections of video, audio tapes, CDs, kits 
Volumes added per year  1,200
Coverage Dogmatics and Moral, Scripture, Liturgy, ecclesiastical history, canon law, mission studies, patrology, pastoral studies 
Special Collections Significant holdings of Catholic Truth Society pamphlets Irish Catholic Directory 1836- Maynooth College  Kallendarium 1863- 
Manuscripts  
Research resource As the major seminary in Ireland founded in 1795 we hold one of the largest growing collections relating to the Catholic Church, religion and theology.
Catalogue Type Computer; Card 
URL of catalogue http://www.may.ie/library/ 
Other facilities In general only photocopying and occasionally web but not online. 
Full Time Staff  25
Part Time Staff  19
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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