St Padarn’s Institute Library

Last updated 18th February 2019
Name of library St Padarn’s Institute Library
Address 54 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YJ
Telephone 029 2056 3379
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Contact & Job Title Anna Williams, Librarian and Information Officer
Purpose & main user community of the library To support St Padarn’s students and staff towards mission-orientated formation, training and development for discipleship and ministry for the Church in Wales.
Terms of access Initial access by appointment, thereafter just walk in. The library is open to reference users during office hours, outside of holiday and closed periods.
Opening hours M-F 09.00-16.30. St Padarn’s Institute library is open 24 hours to registered staff and students.
Disabled access Stairs to main library- stair lift available. High shelves- ask library staff if assistance required.
Lending to other libraries & visitors May lend to ABTAPL member libraries by special arrangement.
Number of volumes 15,000
Periodicals – Back Issues 55 titles
Current Periodicals 25
Other materials Small collection of audio-visual material. eBooks and online journals.
Volumes added per year 450
Coverage Biblical Studies, Religion, Christianity, World Religions, Christian Denominations, Philosophy, Psychology, Ethics, Doctrinal Theology, Practical Theology.
Special Collections The library holds a specialist chaplaincy collection, comprising over 600 items including a unique collection of over 100 dissertations focusing on chaplaincy.  More recently a children, young people and families collection is in development.
Manuscripts Small amount of archival material relating to St Michael’s College, Llandaff.
Research resource Welsh language materials, Welsh religious journals, Church in Wales periodicals.
Catalogue Type Computer- Heritage Cirqa online
URL of catalogue
Other facilities Photocopying, wifi
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Voluntary Staff 1
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