John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester

Last updated 27th June 2011 
Name of library John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester 
Address Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PP 
Telephone  0161 275 3751
Fax  0161 273 7488
Alternative names  Manchester University Library; John Rylands Library
Contact & Job Title Stephen Pearson,  Faculty Team Librarian for Religions and Theology
Purpose & main user community of the library  Staff and students of Manchester University
Terms of access  Walk-in, get day pass (available for three visits per year)
Opening hours M-T 08.00-21.30, Fri 0800-1900 Sa 09.00-18.00, Su 13.00-18.00; Vac M-F 09.00-17.30, Sa 09.00-13.00. Check opening hours on website 
Disabled access Aisles between shelves narrow, some shelves high 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes ILL service. “Deliver” service (see web site for details)
Number of volumes 76,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues 201 
Current Periodicals 128 
Other materials MSS-Archival items; also microforms, map collection, E-journals, databases 
Volumes added per year  
Coverage Biblical studies, comparative religions, social and pastoral theology, patristics, Ecclesiastical history, Doctrinal theology, semitic languages 
Special Collections See special collections section on web-site 
Manuscripts See guide to special collections on web-site. Especially notable – Methodist archives 
Research resource Particularly non-conformity – Methodist, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian, Moravian, Quaker material, Christian Brethren collection
Catalogue Type Computer/Card (now closed) 
URL of catalogue 
Other facilities Photocopying, electronic journals 
Full Time Staff  147.81 FT
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  Databases include ATLA Religion Database + ATLAS