Sydney Jones Library

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Sydney Jones Library 
Address University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, PO Box 123, Liverpool L69 3DA 
Telephone  0151 794 2679
Fax  0151 794 2681
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Mr Colin Morgan, Arts Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Research, undergraduate students, external research 
Terms of access  Walk-in for reference to printed materials – ID must be shown and reference card applied for. External subscription £75 or postgraduates can use SCONUL Research Extra scheme.
Opening hours  Term time: M-F 08.30-21.30; Sa 09.00-17.00; Su 12.00-17.00. Vacation: M-W,F 09.00-17.00; Th 09.00-19.00; Sa 09.00-13.00.
Disabled access  Access into building by sliding doors, lifts to all floors, accessible toilets in basement. Slope at front of building can cause difficulties.
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes. Only through subscription at £75 pa, SCONUL Research Extra card, otherwise ILL. 
Number of volumes  900,000 (total) 22,000 (Philosophy/religion)
Periodicals – Back Issues  105 (Philosophy/religion)
Current Periodicals  62 (Philosophy/religion)
Other materials  11 Philosophy CD-ROMs, 20 microfilm/fiche, C19 pamphlets held in Povey collection
Volumes added per year  No specific religion budget but 137 books bought 2002-2003 out of 970 books bought for theology.
Coverage Religion + literature; science fiction; religious educatioin; sociological aspects of religion; world religions – particularly South America; church history; religion in Wales; philosophy of religion; religions of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome; doctrinal theology. 
Special Collections  Radcliffe Cathedral Library collection. Books on a variety of theological and religious subjects in two main categories: printed before 1801, private press books.
Manuscripts  Radcliffe Cathedral Library collection. Variety of medieval and renaissance mss on religious subjects including prayer books, books of hours and missals.
Research resource  Primary source for books published on theology and religion since renaissance – special collections; philosophical aspects; ancient religions; British religious history.
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Photocopying, microfilm/fiche, CD-ROMs, library catalogue
Full Time Staff  70
Part Time Staff  70
Voluntary Staff  2
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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