Buddhist Society Library

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library  Buddhist Society Library
Address  The Buddhist Society, 58 Eccleston Square, London SW1V
Telephone  020 7834 5858 (afternoons)
Fax  020 7976 5238
E-mail  info@thebuddhistsociety.org.uk
Website http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Stuart Corner, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library To support the belief and practice of ordinary Buddhists in the UK at the present time 
Terms of access  Call during opening hours
Opening hours  M-F 14.00-18.00; Sa 14.00-17.00
Disabled access  Some steps up from the street. Toilets are up (or down) further stairs
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. None
Number of volumes  4,000 (limited by space available)
Periodicals – Back Issues  15
Current Periodicals  9
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  100-150
Coverage  All schools of Buddhism, some books on other religions, mysticism and spirituality. Books in English and French only.
Special Collections  
Research resource  Library has some books not readily available elsewhere
Catalogue Type Computer 
URL of catalogue  http://www.the buddhistsociety.org.uk
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff  2
Part Time Staff  3
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  We hope to increase shelf space and extend opening hours and improve disabled access
Anything else about the library