A. K. Bell Library

Last updated  23rd March 2005
Name of library A.K. Bell Library 
Address  York Place, Perth PH2 7HH
Telephone  01738 477062
Fax  01738 477010
E-mail  Jaduncan@pkc.gov.uk
Website http://www.pkc.gov.uk 
Alternative names  Perth and Kinross Libraries
Contact & Job Title Jeremy Duncan, Sara Ann Kelly,  Local Studies Librarians (Job Share)
Purpose & main user community of the library  Local authority public library
Terms of access  Just walk in
Opening hours  M,W,F 09.30-17.00; Tu,Th 09.30-20.00; Sa 09.30-16.00
Disabled access  Yes – including lifts and ramps
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Yes. We do not lend to non-members living locally. People living outside the Perth and Kinross areas can apply to borrow items through the inter-library loan system
Number of volumes  2,000 (Macintosh collection only)
Periodicals – Back Issues  A few
Current Periodicals  None
Other materials  A few mss
Volumes added per year  None
Coverage  The majority of the books were published before 1800. Main subject is Anglican and Scottish Episcopalian theology. In particular: Bibles from 1536 to early C19; books of common prayer and catechisms;  ecclesiastical histories; sermons; biblical commentaries; Anglican pamphlets; Tory pamphlets (some by Swift)
Special Collections  The above details refer to the Macintosh collection which takes its name from Donald Macintosh, the self-styled last non-juring Episcopal priest in Scotland. The collection was left to the town of Dunkeld (Perthshire) and later transferred to the Sandeman Library in Perth and from there to the A.K. Bell Library in Perth
Manuscripts  None
Research resource  The collection has been described as important within Scotland. See above for particular strengths.
Catalogue Type  Card (Macintosh collection only)
URL of catalogue  n/a
Other facilities  Photocopying for private research, subject to the condition of the book being copied
Full Time Staff  2 (local studies section only)
Part Time Staff  1 (local studies section only)
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library