New Room Library

Last updated 13th January 2009 
Name of library New Room Library 
Address 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE 
Telephone  0117 926 4740
Alternative names  John Wesley’s Chapel Bristol
Contact & Job Title  David Worthington, Manager
Purpose & main user community of the library Information on Methodist history and biography 
Terms of access  Access to the library by appointment.
Opening hours M-Sa 10.00-16.00. Closed on some public holidays. 
Disabled access Narrow steep stairs – no lift. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  As matter of last or only resource; C18 material (on ESTC) excluded. Personal lending on recommendation of Warden or Hon Librarian.
Number of volumes  4,400 (books and pamphlets)
Periodicals – Back Issues  42 (complete and incomplete)
Current Periodicals  24
Other materials  Letters, Journals and Notebooks (1200 items). Portraits of Methodist ministers, mainly from Wesleyan journals (ca 1250 items). Postcards (mostly connected with the chapel).
Volumes added per year  50
Coverage  Methodist History and biography.
Special Collections  Watkinson collection of Methodist portraits, especially presidents of the Methodists Conference from John Wesley onwards.
Research resource  Bristol Methodism (in conjunction with Wesley College Library, Bristol).
Catalogue Type  Card
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Other facilities  Photocopying at 10p per sheet.
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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