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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Mansfield College

Address: Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF

Town: Oxford

Telephone: 01865 270975

Fax: 01865 270970

E-mail: alma.jenner@mansfield.ox.ac.uk

Website: http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk

Alternative names



Ms. Alma Jenner

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Serves senior and junior members of College

Terms of access

By appointment, with letter of recommendation, stating reasons for use

Opening hours

M-F 09.00-17.00

Disabled access

Three flights of stairs to libraries


Occasional ILL via BLDSC

Reference only


13,000 (Theology)

Periodicals - Back Issues

60 (Some very incomplete) (Theology)

Current Periodicals

3 (Theology)


50 mss. and theses

Volumes added per year



Two collections: a modern general theological collection suitable for BA and BTh course, and

older collections containing valuable material for the study of Congregational church history.

Special Collections

Unique archive of Mansfield College (first non-conformist college to open in Oxford)


Research resource

Congregational history

Catalogue Type

Computer (partial), card

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying; WWW access with own lap top

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

Continuing computerised cataloguing of Theology holdings on to "Heritage"


Mansfield College now has 90% of students reading subjects other than Theology so the

Theology holdings are in a separate library and there is also a law library and a third main

library which holds undergraduate collections in most degree subjects.

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