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Name of Library: Sydney Jones Library

Address: University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, PO Box 123,

Liverpool L69 3DA

Town: Liverpool

Telephone: 0151 794 2679

Fax: 0151 794 2681

E-mail: qli505@liv.ac.uk

Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/library/

Alternative names



Mr Colin Morgan

Job Title

Arts Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Research, undergraduate students, external research

Terms of access

Walk-in for reference to printed materials - ID must be shown and reference card applied for.

External subscription 75 or postgraduates can use SCONUL Research Extra scheme

Opening hours

Term time: M-F 08.30-21.30; Sa 09.00-17.00; Su 12.00-17.00

Vacation: M-W,F 09.00-17.00; Th 09.00-19.00; Sa 09.00-13.00

Disabled access

Access into building by sliding doors, lifts to all floors, accessible toilets in basement. Slope at

front of building can cause difficulties



Only through subscription at 75 pa, SCONUL Research Extra card, otherwise I-LL


900,000 (total) 22,000 (Philosophy/religion)

Periodicals - Back Issues

105 (Philosophy/religion)

Current Periodicals

62 (Philosophy/religion)


11 Philosophy CD-ROMs, 20 microfilm/fiche, C19 pamphlets held in Povey collection

Volumes added per year

No specific religion budget but 137 books bought 2002-2003 out of 970 books bought for


Religion + literature; science fiction; religious educatioin; sociological aspects of religion; world

religions - particularly South America; church history; religion in Wales; philosophy of religion;

religions of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome; doctrinal theology

Special Collections

Radcliffe Cathedral Library collection. Books on a variety of theological and religious subjects

in two main categories: printed before 1801, private press books


Radcliffe Cathedral Library collection. Variety of medieval and renaissance mss on religious

subjects including prayer books, books of hours and missals

Research resource

Primary source for books published on theology and religion since renaissance - special

collections; philosophical aspects; ancient religions; British religious history

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microfilm/fiche, CD-ROMs, library catalogue

Full Time Staff 70

Part Time Staff 70

Voluntary Staff 2

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