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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: British Library Document Supply Service

Address: Boston Spa, Wetherby, W. Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

Town: Wetherby

Telephone: 01937 546060 (Customer services)

Fax: 01937 546333

E-mail: dsc-customer-services@bl.uk

Website: http://www.bl.uk/dsc

Alternative names

Document Supply Centre; DSC; BLDSC


Job Title

Customer Services

Purpose and main user community of the library

Centre of UK interlibrary lending. Sells copies and lends original items to registered customers

Terms of access

Walk-in access to reading room (an appointment lets you reserve more items). Non-members

can also order copies using online form, Articles Direct, delivered as photocopy, fax or

encrypted PDF file

Opening hours

Reading room M-F 09.30-16.30. Last request taken 15.15

Disabled access



Centre of UK interlibrary lending

Only via a registered organisation, such as a local public, academic of company library



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Microform reports; music scores; theses; report literature

Volumes added per year

33,000 books; 15,000 conferences; 90,000 reports; 10,000 theses


All aspects covered

Special Collections

Microform research collection holds considerable religious material, including many medieval

mss from Lambeth Palace Library and early Quaker writings. For more info see



Research resource

Catalogue Type

Computer; card

URL of catalogue

Main catalogue at blpc.bl.uk; see www.bl.uk/dsc for other catalogue links

Other facilities

Online services; photocopying

Full Time Staff Yes

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


You can also apply for a reader's pass in order to use the world famous collection at the

British Library building in St. Pancras. Tel. 020 7412 7677 for more info.

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