Woodbrooke College Library

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Woodbrooke College Library 
Address  1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ
Telephone  0121 472 5171
Fax 0121 472 5173 
E-mail  library@woodbrooke.org.uk
Website  http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk
Alternative names Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre 
Contact & Job Title  Ian C. Jackson, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  To provide resources for students and staff of the college; Quakers of Britain Yearly meeting
Terms of access  By appointment
Opening hours  M-F 09.30-16.30
Disabled access  Wheelchair access available to part of library.
Lending to other libraries & visitors  By special negotiation. None.
Number of volumes  45,000 (15,000 Quaker)
Periodicals – Back Issues  35
Current Periodicals  130
Other materials  200 MS (mainly typescripts); 8000 microfiche of Mirgana records; 50 microfiche of Quaker records.
Volumes added per year  800 (of which c.150 refer to Quakerism)
Coverage  Quakerism (2nd largest collection in Europe). Peace issues, Feminist theology, Social Justice.
Special Collections  Bevan-Naish Collection (C17-18 Quaker tracts); Powicke collection: Richard Baxter and Cambridge Platonists.
Manuscripts  Typescripts of J Rendel Harris
Research resource  Quakerism (C17 origins); Richard Baxter.
Catalogue Type  Computer / Card
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Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  0.3
Voluntary Staff  0.3
Changes in next five years affecting the above  Retrospective catalogue conversion underway – estimated substantially completed by end
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