Union School of Theology

Last updated 14th July 2019
Name of library Union School of Theology
Address Bryntirion, Bridgend, CF31 4DX 
Telephone 01656 641989
Fax 01656 641987
E-mail librarian@ust.ac.uk
Website ust.ac.uk
Alternative names
Contact & Job Title Donald J.D. Mitchell, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Campus and distance students and staff (BA, MTh, PhD), and external users.
Terms of access Free for reference, walk in access to databases, borrowing rights charged annually (enquire with the librarian)
Opening hours 09.00 – 22.00 Monday to Friday (external 9.00-17.00)
Disabled access Ground floor only
Lending to other libraries & visitors ILL – Yes if ABTAPL libraries, see above Re: external users. Interested in reciprocal schemes with other ABTAPL libraries.
Number of volumes  c. 30,000
Periodicals – Back Issues Held as far as possible to fullest extent
Current Periodicals 150
Other materials Digital resources, audio-visual items
Volumes added per year 2,250
Coverage Theology & Church History, some other religions (Dewey 200-299)
Special Collections David Wright’s personal library (Patristics), a research collection on Tertullian, a collection on Weslyan Methodism focused on the Arminian and Weslyan Journal from Vol. 1 (1778-1893)
Research resource
Catalogue Type Online – Soutron
URL of catalogue https://ust.soutron.net/Portal/Default/en-GB/Search/SimpleSearch
Other facilities Welsh Language Theological Library
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff
Voluntary Staff 3 (0.4 FTE)
Changes in next five years affecting the above Hopefully more staff!
Anything else about the library