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Name of Library: New Room Library

Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

Town: Bristol

Telephone: 0117 926 4740

Fax:

E-mail: info@newroombristol.org.uk

Website: http://www.newroombristol.org.uk

Alternative names

John Wesley's Chapel Bristol

Contact

David Worthington

Job Title

Manager

Purpose and main user community of the library

Information on Methodist history and biography

Terms of access

Access to the library by appointment.

Opening hours

M-Sa 10.00-16.00. Closed on some public holidays.

Disabled access

Narrow steep stairs - no lift.

Lending

As matter of last or only resource; C18 material (on ESTC) excluded.

Personal lending on recommendation of Warden or Hon Librarian.

Volumes

4,400 (books and pamphlets)

Periodicals - Back Issues

42 (complete and incomplete)

Current Periodicals

24

Other
  Letters, Journals and Notebooks (1200 items). Portraits of Methodist ministers, mainly from Wesleyan journals (ca 1250 items). Postcards (mostly connected with the chapel).

Volumes added per year

50

Coverage
  Methodist History and biography.

Special Collections

Watkinson collection of Methodist portraits, especially presidents of the Methodists Conference from John Wesley onwards.

Manuscript

Research resource

Bristol Methodism (in conjunction with Wesley College Library, Bristol).

Catalogue Type

Card

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying at 10p per sheet.

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff  

Voluntary Staff 1

Future plans

Last updated 13/1/09 | E-mail webmaster
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