Scottish Catholic Archives

Last updated 17th December 2008 
Name of library Scottish Catholic Archives 
Address Columba House, 16 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6PL 
Telephone  0131 556 3661
Fax 0131 556 3661 
E-mail  archivists@scottishcatholicarchives.org.uk 
Website  http://www.scottishcatholicarchives.org.uk
Alternative names  Columba House
Contact & Job Title  Andrew R. Nicoll, Keeper of the Archives and Administrator of Columba House
Purpose & main user community of the library  Primarily a research support collection for the archive, but has strengths for university students alone
Terms of access  By appt; on production of identification and completion of application
Opening hours  M-F 09.30-13.00, 14.00-16.30
Disabled access  Outside steps; very small toilet room. Items can be transferred to other Edinburgh institutions for consultation if necessary.
Lending to other libraries & visitors ILL if requested 
Number of volumes  10,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  30
Current Periodicals  5
Other materials  0.75km linear of mss
Volumes added per year  20-30
Coverage  History of pre and post Reformation Catholic Church of Scotland at home and abroad
Special Collections Ralph Kerr Collection, St Andrew’s Drygange Collection, St Margaret’s Convent Collection, McRoberts Collection, Pamphlet Collection, Religious Education Collection, Liturgy Collection 
Manuscripts Historical collections dating from 177-1878, Diocesan Archives of Aberdeen, Dunkeld, St Andres and Edinburgh, galloway, Motherwell, Argyll and the Isles 
Research resource  Pre and post reformation Scottish Catholic history
Catalogue Type Card for printed materials; ms. catalogues for archive collections 
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities Photocopying, microfilming and digitisation available by request 
Full Time Staff  2
Part Time Staff  5
Voluntary Staff  3
Changes in next five years affecting the above Library stock to be re-catalogued and placed online. Retro-conversion and re-cataloguing of archives underway. Large amount of collection development underway for archives. 
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