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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Hull Local Studies Library

Address: Central Library, Albion Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU1 3TF

Town: Hull

Telephone: Currently not available

Fax: Currently not available

E-mail: Currently not available

Website: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk and http://www.historycentrehull.org.uk 

Alternative names

Hull History Services. Hull History Centre


David Alexander Smith

Job Title

Senior Local Studies Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library


Terms of access

Just walk in

Opening hours

Temporarily closed whilst we prepare for the move to the Hull History Centre in the autumn of 2009 (see websites above for further details)

Disabled access



Normally yes, but temporarily suspended due to above closure.  Through ILL. Where duplicates are kept; no original manuscripts are loaned.


c. 35,000

Periodicals - Back Issues

c. 600

Current Periodicals
  c. 100


Microfilms, maps, videos, DVD, maps

Volumes added per year
  c. 500


History of religion and religious buildings in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire; architecture; biography

Special Collections

Fish Street Chapel 1769-1982

Primitive Methodist Circuit Records 1838-1920

Hull & East Riding Congregational Records 1900-1974


Forster and Andrews Organ Builders, 1844-1959. Contains the details of organs supplied to religious buildings.

Photograph collection including religious subjects and lost churches

Research resource

General historical; architecture; biography

Catalogue Type

Computer, Card

URL of catalogue
  http://www.hullcc.gov.uk (under L for Local Studies in the A-Z listing)

Other facilities

Photocopying (self service and by staff), World Wide Web access

Full Time Staff 3

Part Time Staff 5

Voluntary Staff 1

Future plans

The Hull Local Studies Library is currently closed to the public whilst we make the move to the History Centre (see website listed above) due to open in the autumn of 2009. At the moment there is no access to our collections. The History Centre will bring together the Hull Local Studies Library, Hull City Archives and the University of Hull Archives in to one building in the centre of Hull.

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