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Name of Library: Gamble Library

Address: Union Theological College, 108 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7


Town: Belfast

Telephone: 028 9020 5093

Fax: 028 9020 5099

E-mail: librarian@union.ac.uk

Website: http://www.union.ac.uk

Alternative names

Union Theological College Library


David Kerry

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

The library principally serves the ministerial students of the Presyterian Church in Ireland and other students enrolled for degrees awarded by the Queen's University of Belfast

Terms of access

Preferably by appointment

Opening hours

M-F 09.00-16.30

Disabled access

Lift to library level but stairs to periodicals room



Only members have borrowing rights, though membership is open to those with a serious

interest in theology



Periodicals - Back Issues

c. 250

Current Periodicals



c. 20, 000 pamphlets;

c. 135 videos/DVDs

c. 215 audio cassettes

c. 35 CD-ROMs

4 microforms

c. 200 Theses


Volumes added per year



All principal branches of theology are represented, with a particular emphasis on

presbyterianism. The library is also strong in the field of Irish history

Special Collections

F. J. Paul Collection (Church history);

Magee College Pamphlets Collection;

Assembly's College Pamphlets Collection.


Irish presbytery and synod minutes of 17th-19th centures;

Archives of the Overseas Board of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Research resource

Irish and Scottish Presbyterianism;

Irish church history.

Catalogue Type

Computer; Card; Printed (1912)

URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 2

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

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