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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester

Address: Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PP

Town: Manchester

Telephone: 0161 275 3751

Fax: 0161 273 7488


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

Alternative names

Manchester University Library; John Rylands Library


Stephen Pearson

Job Title

Faculty Team Librarian for Religions and Theology

Purpose and main user community of the library

Staff and students of Manchester University

Terms of access

Walk-in, get day pass (available for three visits per year)

Opening hours

M-T 08.00-21.30, Fri 0800-1900 Sa 09.00-18.00, Su 13.00-18.00; Vac M-F 09.00-17.30, Sa 09.00-13.00
  Check opening hours on website

Disabled access

Aisles between shelves narrow, some shelves high


Yes ILL service

"Deliver" service (see web site for details)



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



MSS-Archival items; also microforms, map collection, E-journals, databases

Volumes added per year


Biblical studies, comparative religions, social and pastoral theology, patristics, Ecclesiastical history, Doctrinal theology, semitic languages

Special Collections

See special collections section on web-site


See guide to special collections on web-site. Especially notable - Methodist archives

Research resource

Particularly non-conformity - Methodist, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian, Moravian, Quaker

material, Christian Brethren collection

Catalogue Type

Computer/Card (now closed)

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, electronic journals

Full Time Staff 147.81 FT

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


Databases include ATLA Religion Database + ATLAS

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