Gladstone’s Library

Last updated 16th February 2015 
Name of library Gladstone’s Library 
Address Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF 
Telephone 01244 532350
Fax 01244 520643 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Dr Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research 
Purpose & main user community of the library Serves resident and external readers, including clergy, academics and students 
Terms of access Reference only. Membership open to all on completion of application form and submission of proof of identity. 
Opening hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week (external readers); 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week (residents and Friends) 
Disabled access Wheelchair access to ground floor only 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No lending 
Number of volumes 150,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  300
Current Periodicals  100
Other materials  250,000 mss
Volumes added per year 300 
Coverage Church History, especially 19th century; Biblical Studies; Doctrine; Contextual Theologies; Liturgy; Pastoral Theology; World religions, Humanities 
Special Collections W.E. Gladstone’s personal library; Bishop JRH Moorman’s Franciscan Collection; Bp John A.T. Robinson Collection; Benson Judaica Collection; French Spirituality Collection (17th-20th c.); Glynne Collection; Pre-1800 collection 
Manuscripts Glynne-Gladstone Papers; Sir Stephen Glynne’s Church Notes; Archbishop Green Mss; Bp Moorman Franciscan papers 
Research resource 19th century Theology & Church History (especially Anglican) 
Catalogue Type Online 
URL of catalogue 
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff  2
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  10
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  Gladstone’s is a residential library, offering comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation for individuals and groups.