Library of the Theosophical Society in England

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Library of the Theosophical Society in England 
Address 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. 
Telephone 020 7563 9816 
Fax 020 7935 9543 
E-mail theosophical@freenetname.co.uk 
Website http://www.theosophical-society.org.uk 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Mr. B.J. Thompson 
Purpose & main user community of the library  To serve members of the society and library subscribers.
Terms of access By appointment 
Opening hours Tu-F 14.00-18.30 
Disabled access Stairs at front of building. Ramp available. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. By subscription, references required. 
Number of volumes  15,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  30
Current Periodicals  20 – 2 kept
Other materials Audio-cassettes archives of the society 
Volumes added per year 140 
Coverage Unity of all religion, particulalrly as the expression of a common esoteric tradition. Non-institutionalised spiritualities. 
Special Collections  Blavatsky Collection – books which belonged to, or are about, Society’s founder, H.P.
Manuscripts  
Research resource Alternative names spirituality, and the popular reception/dissemination of Eastern – particularly. Hindu/Buddhist – ideas.
Catalogue Type  Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  2
Changes in next five years affecting the above  Computerisation planned.
Anything else about the library