Oxford Brookes University Library: Harcourt Hill campus

Last updated 13th January 2010 
Name of library Oxford Brookes University Library: Harcourt Hill Campus 
Address Oxford Brookes University, Westminster Institute of Education, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford OX2 9AT 
Telephone 01865 488222 
Fax 01865 488224 
E-mail open@brookes.ac.uk (for philosophy, theology or religious studies enquiries)
Website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library 
Alternative names The Westminster Institute of Education, or, Harcourt Hill Campus (formerly Westminster College, Oxford) 
Contact & Job Title  Jo Akers, Assistant Subject Librarian (Human Development)
Purpose & main user community of the library  Oxford Brookes University Library serves the teaching and learning of the academics and staff
Terms of access  At the main Headington Library identification must be shown in exchange for a day pass. At Harcourt Hill non-members can simply walk in to the library but are requested to make themselves known at the enquiry desk
Opening hours Term time: M-Th 08.45-21.00, F 08.45-18.00, Sa,Su 12.00-18.00. Vacation time: M-F 09.00-17.00
Disabled access No problems for persons wishing to access the library’s philosophy, theology or religious studies material. A lift is available for those who wish to access certain education-related materials. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes, via ILL. We lend to eligible staff and students whose institutions are part of the SCONUL Access scheme. 
Number of volumes 15,000, out of 150,000 kept at Harcourt Hill,  are directly related to philosophy, theology and religious studies 
Periodicals – Back Issues 149 philosophy, theology and religious studies (including some electronic titles) 
Current Periodicals  
Other materials CDs, CD-ROMs, videos and DVDs 
Volumes added per year  500 (philosophy, theology and religious studies)
Coverage  Just about all aspects of philosophy, theology and religious studies are covered to some extent, including ancient, medieval and modern philosophy and ethics, biblical studies, Christian doctrine, applied theology, ministerial education, and comparative religion.
Special Collections The Wesley Centre, Oxford, is also sited at Harcourt Hill. The holdings of the Centre do not belong to the University, though Brookes students and academics, and scholars from around the world, make regular use of this extensive and unique Methodist archive. The archivist’s name is Peter Forsaith Tel: (01865) 488319, email pforsaith@brookes.ac.uk 
Manuscripts  
Research resource The library holds a lot of material relating to Biblical studies, Christian doctrine, and applied theology. Research in many areas of philosophy and ethics are also well supported from current library stock. 
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue  http://catalogue.brookes.ac.uk
Other facilities  Non-members can use the stock on a reference basis. If non-members wish to borrow they must be part of the SCONUL Access scheme.
Full Time Staff  5
Part Time Staff  10
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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