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Name of Library: Glancey Library

Address: Oscott College, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

B73 5AA

Town: Birmingham

Telephone: 0121 331 5022

Fax: 0121 321 5002

E-mail: librarian@oscott.net

Website: http://www.oscott.net

Alternative names

St. Mary's College, Oscott


Mary Goudge

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Oscott College is a seminary for the training of Catholic priests. The library is primarily for use

Terms of access

Reference only by appointment for non-registered users

Opening hours

The Librarian is available for 15 hours per week (M 10.30-17.00; Tu,Th,F 14.00-17.00).

However appointments are available outside these times, especially during College holiday

Disabled access

The majority of the collection is on the ground floor but some parts are only accessible by

steep stairs. There are no lifts in the building


Not at present

The library is reference only. Researchers are welcome to visit as often as they wish



Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals



Volumes added per year


Books and journals covering all aspects of Catholic theology, catechesis, biblical studies,

religion and philosophy. Oscott was designed by Pugin and there are a number of books about

his life and work

Special Collections

The Recusant library has a collection of 8,000 books and pamphlets of Catholic interest dating

from c. 1470-1840. Access by appointment only; please contact Gerard Boylan, Curator, on

0121 321 5069


Research resource

Recusant history and Catholic theology

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying is available for a fee

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 15 hours qualified librarian

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

The library is looking at creating a computerised catalogue


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