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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Templeman Library

Address: University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NU

Town: Canterbury

Telephone: 01227 764000

Fax: 01227 823984

E-mail: J.A.Ion@kent.ac.uk

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

Alternative names


John Ion

Job Title

Humanities Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Serves mainly members of the University and associated colleges

Terms of access

Free card access to the public for reference at present

Opening hours

Open to all for c. 81 hours per week in term time, 57 hours per week in vacations.

Term M-F 08.45-22.00; Sa & Su 12.00-19.00

Vacations M-F 09.00-19.00; Sa 12.00-19.00; Su closed

Except for last week of Easter vacation M-F 09.00-22.00; Sa & Su 11.00-20.00

Disabled access

Full disabled facilities and access. Leaflet available


ILL via BLDSC and via The Canterbury Circle of Librarians.

Personal lending available with chargeable membership at Librarian's discretion. Apply in

advance to Librarian's secretary.


26,000 (religious studies)

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



90 theses, 25 microforms, various CD-ROMs, slides

Volumes added per year



Comparative religion, philosophy of religion, applied theology, mysticism and religious

experience, church history, biblical studies, Orthodox church, devotional classics

Special Collections

Papers of Dean Hewlett Johnson, including extensive correspondence, copies of his writings,

sermons, diaries, newspaper cuttings and photographs, as yet uncatalogued


Hewlett Johnson papers (see above)

Research resource

Comparative religion, philosophy of religion, applied theology, mysticism and religious

experience, church history, biblical studies

Catalogue Type

Online (Endeavor Voyager OPAC)

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying with card, colour photocopying, microfilm/fiche reader printers, photographic unit

in library etc. All for a fee. Access to Internet services for study purposes available at

Librarian's discretion. CD-ROM access free

Full Time Staff 40

Part Time Staff 90

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


A 'Guide to theology and religious studies in the Templeman Library' is available both as a

leaflet and via the library homepage. There are close links with Canterbury Cathedral Library

and the Franciscan Central Library.

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