Westminster Abbey Library

Last updated 4th November 2008 
Name of library Westminster Abbey Library 
Address East Cloister, London SW1P 3PA
Telephone  020 7654 4830
Fax  020 7654 4827
E-mail  library@westminster-abbey.org
Website  http://www.westminster-abbey.org
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Tony Trowles, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  Serves Westminster Abbey and visiting scholars (mainly historians)
Terms of access  Open by appointment to bona-fide scholars
Opening hours  M-F 10.00-13.00, 14.00-16.45
Disabled access  Two staircases (one spiral) to reading room. No lift.
Lending to other libraries & visitors  None
Number of volumes  8,000 theology (16,000 total)
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  Large collection of muniments relating to Westminster Abbey and the Benedictine monastery
Volumes added per year  
Coverage Medieval to C18 editions of scripture, Church fathers, etc., Sermons, controversial pamphlets 
Special Collections  
Manuscripts  20 mss of relevance to liturgy
Research resource  Church history; patristic studies; coronation collection
Catalogue Type  Computer, Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff 3 (none solely concerned with theology) 
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library