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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Library of the Theosophical Society in England

Address: 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA.

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7563 9816

Fax: 020 7935 9543

E-mail: theosophical@freenetname.co.uk

Website: http://www.theosophical-society.org.uk

Alternative names


Mr. B.J. Thompson

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

To serve members of the society and library subscribers.

Terms of access

By appointment.

Opening hours

Tu-F 14.00-18.30.

Disabled access

Stairs at front of building. Ramp available.



By subscription, references required.


ca. 15,000

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals

20 - 2 kept


Audio-cassettes archives of the society

Volumes added per year



Unity of all religion, particulalrly as the expression of a common esoteric tradition.

Non-institutionalised spiritualities.

Special Collections

Blavatsky Collection - books which belonged to, or are about, Society's founder, H.P.


Research resource

Alternative names spirituality, and the popular reception/dissemination of Eastern - particularly

Hindu/Buddhist - ideas.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 2

Future plans

Computerisation planned.

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