London School of Theology

Last updated 21st August 2017
Name of library London School of Theology
Address Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2UW
Telephone 01923 456190
Fax  
E-mail librarian@lst.ac.uk
Website www.lst.ac.uk
Alternative names LST for short, and formerly known as London Bible College (LBC) 
Contact & Job Title Keith Lang, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library University library, undergraduates and researchers. Welcomes visitors.
Terms of access Institutional membership, alumni and special categories free. Other visitors can have varying lengths of access for a fee – contact librarian for details.
Opening hours Visitors during reception hours – Monday to Friday 9 to 5. Ring ahead to check before visiting.
Disabled access Most of collection accessible on ground floor and ramped. Retrieval of volumes elsewhere by asking library staff.
Lending to other libraries & visitors ILL through other libraries but not to visitors.
Number of volumes 51,000
Periodicals – Back Issues 300 titles
Current Periodicals 50
Other materials CDs, DVDs, theses, 24,000 ebooks, and other online databases and journals
Volumes added per year 1,000
Coverage Biblical studies, systematic theology, practical theology (including Christian mission), Islam, Judaism, church history, historical theology, other religions, sociology, philosophy, music and worship, counselling and psychology, hermeneutics and linguistics
Special Collections Archives of older bookstock (older than C19) , college history including many photographs, Donald Guthrie personal papers, 1,000 contemporary Christian worship CDs, recordings of internationally known visiting preachers over last 50 years
Manuscripts  
Research resource LBC/LST theses – over 100 PhDs , over 200 MA/MTh/MPhil and more from other institutions
Catalogue Type computerised online
URL of catalogue http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lst
Other facilities photocopying (starts at 5p A4), free scanning to USB memory, limited scan to email, open wifi to guests & powerpoints for computing devices on all desks including USB recharge points
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above Installation of lift access to the first floor for those having difficulty with stairs.
Anything else about the library 104 study spaces, silent library