Mackintosh Library, Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness

Last updated 30th March 2009 
Name of library Mackintosh Library, Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness 
Address c/o Robert Preece, 10 Heatherley Crescent, Inverness, IV2 4AW


c/o Cathedral Office, 15 Ardross Street,Inverness, IV3 3NS

Telephone 01463 236916 or 01463 233535 
Fax 01463 233535 
Alternative names Inverness Cathedral Library 
Contact & Job Title Robert Preece,  Honorary Librarian/Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library Scottish Episcopal Church in the Highlands of Scotland – History; A few clergy and other individuals 
Terms of access By Appointment 
Opening hours By arrangement 
Disabled access Access by spiral stair and steep steps – but individual books can be seen elsewhere with easy access if required. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Modern material only – on signed receipt for item(s) borrowed 
Number of volumes 2,500 
Periodicals – Back Issues 6 (all Scottish Episcopal Church) 
Current Periodicals  2
Other materials Archive items including a few documents and photographs relating to cathedral and Diocese 
Volumes added per year Very few- sometimes none- no budget! 
Coverage Older books cover: Highlands of Scotland; Victorian/Edwardian Religious Literature; Almost complete set of “Scottish Guardian/ Scottish Chronicle/Scottish Guardian New Series 1870-1940 
Special Collections Canon Mackintosh Library – donated to Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness following death of Canon W.L. Mackintosh, 1926 – 800 items (including some French religious literature). 
Research resource Highlands of Scotland/Scottish Episcopal Church 
Catalogue Type Computer – print-out only 
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  The present library was created in 2008 by consolidating three units including the Canon Mackintosh Library and a Diocesan Library. A 1000 volume modern lending library is available mainly to Cathedral and Diocese members, but this contains only easily accessible material, available in almost any religious/public library.