Wesley College Library

Last updated 1st October 2012 (closed – see notes at bottom of page)
Name of library Wesley College Library
Address College Park Drive, Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QD
Telephone  0117 959 1200
Fax  0117 950 1277
E-mail  wesleycollegelibrary@gmail.com
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Dr Michael Brealey,  Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Primarily serves staff and students of the college
Terms of access  Preferably by appointment only
Opening hours  Mon – Fri 0900-1700
Disabled access  First floor of library accessible by staircase only
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Books lent only to libraries in the Bristol Federation for Theological Education or through the ABTAPL scheme.
Number of volumes  38,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  150
Current Periodicals  60
Other materials  Mss. (also videos, cassettes, slides taken in resource centre)
Volumes added per year  800
Coverage  Emphasis on Biblical studies, Theology, Church history, Social studies, with particular strength in Methodist history.
Special Collections  Methodist history, strong in tracts and pamphlets, largely devoted to Methodist divisions and controversies (including anti-Methodist material).Methodist Church Music Society Library: Housed in the library.
Manuscripts Wesley letters, documents and memorabilia, and other material relating to the early history of Methodism. Official papers of Didsbury College in its Manchester and Bristol locations. 
Research resource  Methodist history; Writings of the Wesley family; Hymnology.
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  1 student
Changes in next five years affecting the above  We are working with the National Register of Archives (NRA) to digitise the handlist to our important manuscript collection. We hope this will then be made available online in a searchable format.
Anything else about the library Wesley College Library is now closed. All enquiries should go to Methodist Church House. 

email: helpdesk@methodistchurch.org.ukTelephone: 020 7486 5502