College Library, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

Last updated 19th July 2021
Name of library College Library, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford
Address Pusey Street
Telephone 01865 288127
Contact & Job Title Sarah Mann, College Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library The college library exists to lend books to college members (students, undergraduate and postgraduate, and staff), and to serve as a study space for current students of the college.
Terms of access Access to college members only. Access (when pandemic restrictions are lifted) to non-college members by appointment, to consult unique items or items unique in Oxford.
Opening hours For college members: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Disabled access The college library is at the top of two flights of stairs and there is no lift. Books from the collection can be supplied elsewhere in college for members to whom the library space itself is inaccessible.
Lending to other libraries & visitors The college library does not lend books to anyone who is not a college member. (During the current pandemic a small exception to this rule can be organized for members of other Oxford University colleges, with the agreement of their college librarians. Loans are made on a reference-only basis, so members of other Oxford colleges would need to consult the RPC books in their own college library.)
Number of volumes c30,000
Periodicals – Back Issues We are about to remove a large number of print periodicals from the collection.
Current Periodicals Bible in Transmission
Bible League Quarterly
Biblical Interpretation
Black Theology
Christianity (Premier Christianity)
Christians Aware
Church Times
CMQ (& Network)
Evangelical Quarterly
Faith Initiative
Green Christian
Implicit Religion
Journal of Religion
Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte
Mennonite Quarterly Review
Mission Studies
Religious Studies
Tyndale Bulletin
Other materials  none
Volumes added per year  c.250
Coverage Undergraduate degree subjects studied at Regent’s Park College: classics, economics, English language and literature, geography, history, law, philosophy, politics, theology. The theology collection is particularly strong and includes a large section on church history.
Special Collections Regent’s Park College also houses the collection belonging to the David Nicholls Memorial Trust:

There is a separate ABTAPL directory entry for the Angus Library and Archive, which is also part of Regent’s Park College.

Manuscripts  none
Research resource  Theology
Catalogue Type The RPC college library and Nicholls collections are catalogued in the Oxford University online catalogue (SOLO)
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  none
Full Time Staff one
Part Time Staff none
Voluntary Staff  none
Changes in next five years affecting the above  none anticipated
Anything else about the library nothing further to add