Methodist Studies Unit

Last updated 25th March 2009 
Name of library  Methodist Studies Unit
Address The Wesley Centre, Oxford, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill, Oxford OX2 9AT
Telephone 01865 488319 
Fax 01865 488317 
Alternative names Wesley Historical Society Library (institution formerly known as Westminster College, Oxford) 
Contact & Job Title  Peter Forsaith
Purpose & main user community of the library  Researchers and students into aspects of Methodist-related history
Terms of access  By appointment
Opening hours 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00 
Disabled access  Flight of stairs. All facilities can be made available at the main campus library, which has full access provision
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No
Number of volumes 12,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  20
Current Periodicals  6
Other materials Microfilm, microfiche, archives, portraits, prints, cuttings, photographs, artefacts 
Volumes added per year  20-40
Coverage Methodist history, Wesleyan theology, local studies 
Special Collections  Wesley Historical Society Library
Manuscripts Westminster College archives; AVEC church and community archive; Oxford Institute of Methodist studies archive; collection of pictures and papers of James Smetham; papers of Rev. Donald English; Papers of Rev. Bill Gowland 
Research resource General and local (British) Methodist history; biographies of Methodist ministers, preachers, laity; the Wesley family; Methodist Conference publications; denominational yearbooks 
Catalogue Type Computer, card 
URL of catalogue 
Other facilities  Photocopying, scanning, some online access
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  2
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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