Luther King House Library


Last updated 31st January 2020
Name of library Luther King House Library
Address Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5JP
Telephone 0161 249 2514 or 0161 249 2509
Fax 0161 248 9201
Alternative names Partnership for Theological Education
Contact & Job Title Katie Paton (Librarian)
Purpose & main user community of the library Ecumenical learning community for lay and ordained ministry. Luther King House facilities also include a conference centre and bed and breakfast accommodation. The library provides resources for the following colleges that comprise Luther King House Educational Trust: Urban Theology Union; Northern Baptist College; Unitarian College Manchester; Northern College; Luther King House Open College. We also provide library resources and services for All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry, and for around 150 external library members.
Terms of access See website and by arrangement with the librarian
Opening hours 0730 – 2230 everyday (closed over the Christmas period)
Disabled access All aisles in the main library allow wheelchair access. Help needed for high shelves and the study/ computer areas are fully accessible
Lending to other libraries & visitors External memberships available, see website for details.
Number of volumes c.30,000
Periodicals – Back Issues c.250
Current Periodicals c.195
Other materials LKH MA dissertations and PhD. Theses; DVDs; ejournals and ebooks.
Volumes added per year c.1,000
Coverage Practical, liberation, feminist and contemporary theologies, ecumenism, missiology, spirituality, pastoral care, biblical studies, doctrinal theology, ethics, worship and liturgy, church history, interfaith dialogue, world religions, social sciences, church related community work, denominational resources and historical material
Special Collections Transferred to John Rylands Library on permanent loan
Manuscripts Transferred to John Rylands University Library on permanent loan:- mss and pamphlets of the Lady Hewley Case (1829-1842); mss from the Baptist organisation in the North West.
Research resource Ecumenical movement, practical theology, nonconformist church history, contemporary theologies
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue
Other facilities Photocopying, open access computer suite, WIFI and printing (by arrangement with library staff)
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff
Voluntary Staff
Changes in next five years affecting the above
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