The Lash Library, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Last updated

1st December 2021

Name of library

The Lash Library, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology


12 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DX


+44 01223 741039


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Alternative names

Contact & Job Title

Susanne Jennings, Curator of the Lash Library

Purpose & main user community of the library

Theological library for those undertaking undergraduate & postgraduate degrees; researchers; members of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Theological Federation & Anglia Ruskin University

Terms of access

Members of the above named institutions ; others by arrangement

Opening hours

Institute opening hours; by arrangement

Disabled access


Lending to other libraries & visitors

No inter-library loans; visitors only with advance permission

Number of volumes

around 5,000 volumes

Periodicals – Back Issues

Current Periodicals

Other materials


Volumes added per year


Special Collections

Bequest of private library belonging to the late Norris Hulse Professor Nicholas Lash (annotated volumes, papers etc); Donations from Dr Lavinia Byrne, the late Sr Pamela Hayes, RSCJ et al.


Research resource

Catalogue Type

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff


Voluntary Staff


Changes in next five years affecting the above

Anything else about the library

The Lash Library seeks to make a contribution to current & future research resources offered by & in liaison with Catholic specialist libraries in the UK.