Stonyhurst College

Last updated 12th January 2009 
Name of library Stonyhurst College 
Address Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ 
Telephone 01254 826345 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Mrs S. Wademon / Mr. D. N. Knight,  Librarian / Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library College staff, Society of Jesus visitors, visiting academics by appointment 
Terms of access Contact the above by letter, e-mail or telephone 
Opening hours Unspecified but confined to weekdays 
Disabled access Wheelchair access not possible due to first floor location and no lift 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Occasionally (for exhibitions). Facility not available. 
Number of volumes 5,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  3 msss
Volumes added per year  
Coverage Late C16 and C17. Mostly Catholic recusancy. An important collection. Also late C15 and early C16. 
Special Collections  St. Omers Press: 1608-1640; Mawdsley Bequest: old Catholic books, mostly controversial and devotional works.
Manuscripts C17, mostly works of early Jesuits 
Research resource  Catholic recusancy
Catalogue Type  Card: author. Subject catalogue for mss. Odd notebooks and scraps of paper
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities Photocopying 
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above Complete overhaul including comprehensive cataloguing – likely to be 10 years before completed. 
Anything else about the library  Apologies for the incompleteness of this entry, but the whole library complex (containing c.50,000 books and innumberable mss) needs a complete revamp. At present we are uncertain about what we have and a new policy of acquisitions etc needs to be devised. We now have an official librarian but she will be concerned with the pupils library rather than the house library which contains the theological material.