Representative Church Body Library

Last updated 31st December 2019
Name of library Representative Church Body Library 
Address Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14, Eire 
Telephone 00 353 1492 3979 
Fax
E-mail library@ireland.anglican.org 
Website  http://www.library.ireland.anglican.org
Alternative names Church of Ireland Library
Contact & Job Title Dr Susan Hood, Librarian & Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library Members of the Church of Ireland; worldwide diaspora and other researchers who consult manuscripts and records as appropriate
Terms of access  Free access without appointment
Opening hours M-F 09.30-13.00; 14.00-17.00; note on Fridays there is no access to archives & manuscripts but the printed collections are open M-F.
Disabled access The reading rooms are upstairs but there is no lift
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes. On the nomination of an approved referee or staff member, and the payment of a subscription, anyone may become a borrower
Number of volumes 70,000 +
Periodicals – Back Issues Yes
Current Periodicals Yes
Other materials Church of Ireland archives and manuscripts from medieval times to the present
Volumes added per year 1,000 +
Coverage Most aspects of theology and related subjects, except R.E. – emphasis on Anglicanism and Irish history
Special Collections  Watson Collection of prayer books and related liturgical publications, 1549-1932
Manuscripts Parish, diocesan, cathedral and central church archives; records of Church of Ireland organisations; papers of bishops, clergy and laity 12th century; architectural drawings; photographs.
Research resource Anglicanism, especially the Church of Ireland 
Catalogue Type Mainly online catalogue, also card
URL of catalogue https://libcat.rcbdub.org/liberty/libraryHome.do
Other facilities Car parking including disabled car parking
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0.5
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library