Templeman Library

Last updated 12th January 2009 
Name of library Templeman Library 
Address University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NU 
Telephone  01227 764000
Fax  01227 823984
E-mail  J.A.Ion@kent.ac.uk
Website  http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  John Ion, Humanities Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  Serves mainly members of the University and associated colleges
Terms of access  Free card access to the public for reference at present
Opening hours  Open to all for c. 81 hours per week in term time, 57 hours per week in vacations.Term M-F 08.45-22.00; Sa & Su 12.00-19.00

Vacations M-F 09.00-19.00; Sa 12.00-19.00; Su closed

Except for last week of Easter vacation M-F 09.00-22.00; Sa & Su 11.00-20.00

Disabled access  Full disabled facilities and access. Leaflet available
Lending to other libraries & visitors  ILL via BLDSC and via The Canterbury Circle of Librarians. Personal lending available with chargeable membership at Librarian's discretion. Apply in advance to Librarian's secretary.
Number of volumes  26,000 (religious studies)
Periodicals - Back Issues  150
Current Periodicals  90
Other materials  90 theses, 25 microforms, various CD-ROMs, slides
Volumes added per year  230
Coverage Comparative religion, philosophy of religion, applied theology, mysticism and religious experience, church history, biblical studies, Orthodox church, devotional classics. 
Special Collections Papers of Dean Hewlett Johnson, including extensive correspondence, copies of his writings, sermons, diaries, newspaper cuttings and photographs, as yet uncatalogued. 
Manuscripts Hewlett Johnson papers (see above) 
Research resource  Comparative religion, philosophy of religion, applied theology, mysticism and religious experience, church history, biblical studies
Catalogue Type  Online (Endeavor Voyager OPAC)
URL of catalogue  http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/
Other facilities  Photocopying with card, colour photocopying, microfilm/fiche reader printers, photographic unit in library etc. All for a fee. Access to Internet services for study purposes available atLibrarian's discretion. CD-ROM access free
Full Time Staff  40
Part Time Staff  90
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  A 'Guide to theology and religious studies in the Templeman Library' is available both as a leaflet and via the library homepage. There are close links with Canterbury Cathedral Library and the Franciscan Central Library.