Thomas Plume’s Library

Last updated 10th September 2009 
Name of library  Thomas Plume’s Library
Address  Market Hill, Maldon, Essex CM9 4PZ
Telephone  01621 854850
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Erica Wylie, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Research in C16 and C17 British and European intellectual history 
Terms of access  Walk in
Opening hours  
Disabled access  Upper floor, access via spiral staircase
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. None.
Number of volumes  8,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  1
Current Periodicals  1
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  Very few
Coverage  Patristics, liturgies, church history (especially Byzantine), controversial publications (esp C17), published sermons
Special Collections  
Research resource  C17 Anglican and Presbyterian thought; European Calvinist and Catholic literature and theology; the Tithe controversy in C17 England
Catalogue Type  Computer, card, printed
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  2
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  A heritage lottery bid is being constructed by the Trustees of the Library partly to enhance the facilities which the Library can provide and thus increase the electronic accessibility of the collection but so far no specific developments are disclosable.
Anything else about the library  To add the post Plume catalogue and manuscript collection to the OPAC.