University of Chester

Last updated 2nd October 2008 
Name of library University of Chester 
Address Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ 
Telephone  01244 375444
Fax  01244 392811
E-mail f.mclean@chester.ac.uk 
Website  http://www.chester.ac.uk
Alternative names  University College Chester
Contact & Job Title  Fiona McLean, Subject Librarian – Arts and Humanities
Purpose & main user community of the library  Staff and students of the College
Terms of access  By prior appointment with the Director of Learning Resources
Opening hours  Term: M-Th 08.30-21.00; F 08.30-20.00; Sa, Su 12.00-18.00Vacation M,Tu,Th,F 09.00-17.30; W. 09.00-20.00
Disabled access  No serious difficulties
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. Personal loans to ‘Silver fee’ subscribers (currently £75 pa; £35 for ex-students of the College), member of UK Libraries Plus scheme and SCONUL Access scheme.
Number of volumes  11,000 (religious studies)
Periodicals – Back Issues  78 (religious studies)
Current Periodicals  45 (religious studies)
Other materials  1,800 videos (total number). 1,600 theology and religious studies teaching aids
Volumes added per year  500 (religious studies)
Coverage  Biblical studies, comparative religion, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Christian youthwork, ethics, religion and the sciences, religious education, ecclesiastical history, systematic and historical theology.
Special Collections  Chester mystery plays: small performance archive covering C20 productions.
Manuscripts  
Research resource  Biblical studies, comparative religion, ecclesiastical history, systematic and historical theology
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue  http://www.libcat.chester.ac.uk
Other facilities  Photocopying, microfilms, stock for reference purposes only, enquiries service
Full Time Staff  32
Part Time Staff  27
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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