Queen’s Foundation Library

Last updated 24th September 2019
Name of library Queen’s Foundation Library 
Address Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QH 
Telephone 0121 452 2621 
E-mail library@queens.ac.uk 
Website http://www.queens.ac.uk/library 
Alternative names Queen’s College; The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education
Contact & Job Title Michael Gale,  Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Supporting ecumenical theological education and training incl. students sponsored by the Methodist Church and the Church of England
Terms of access Initially by appointment 
Opening hours Normally 09.00-17.00, but you are advised to telephone in advance
Disabled access Some high bookshelves
Lending to other libraries & visitors To other ABTAPL libraries. External membership for a fee may be available and includes limited borrowing rights. 
Number of volumes 45,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues 70
Current Periodicals  50
Other materials Small collection of DVDs. 
Volumes added per year  600
Coverage Theology and related subjects
Special Collections A small collection of early printed books. Editions of early Anglican and Puritan writers. C18-19 Methodist collection including early editions of works by John and Charles Wesley.
Research resource Anglican and Methodist Studies, Ecumenical Theology, Feminist Theology, Black Theology.
Catalogue Type online
URL of catalogue http://a120.queens.ac.uk/heritage/
Other facilities
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  0.1
Voluntary Staff student volunteers
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library