Representative Church Body Library

Last updated 31st December 2019
Name of library Representative Church Body Library 
Address Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14, Eire 
Telephone 00 353 1492 3979 
Alternative names Church of Ireland Library
Contact & Job Title Dr Susan Hood, Librarian & Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library Members of the Church of Ireland; worldwide diaspora and other researchers who consult manuscripts and records as appropriate
Terms of access  Free access without appointment
Opening hours M-F 09.30-13.00; 14.00-17.00; note on Fridays there is no access to archives & manuscripts but the printed collections are open M-F.
Disabled access The reading rooms are upstairs but there is no lift
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes. On the nomination of an approved referee or staff member, and the payment of a subscription, anyone may become a borrower
Number of volumes 70,000 +
Periodicals – Back Issues Yes
Current Periodicals Yes
Other materials Church of Ireland archives and manuscripts from medieval times to the present
Volumes added per year 1,000 +
Coverage Most aspects of theology and related subjects, except R.E. – emphasis on Anglicanism and Irish history
Special Collections  Watson Collection of prayer books and related liturgical publications, 1549-1932
Manuscripts Parish, diocesan, cathedral and central church archives; records of Church of Ireland organisations; papers of bishops, clergy and laity 12th century; architectural drawings; photographs.
Research resource Anglicanism, especially the Church of Ireland 
Catalogue Type Mainly online catalogue, also card
URL of catalogue
Other facilities Car parking including disabled car parking
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0.5
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library