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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Arts and Social Studies Library

Address: Cardiff University, P.O. Box 430, Cardiff CF10 3XT

Town: Cardiff

Telephone: 029 2087 4818

Fax: 029 2037 1921

E-mail: asslliby@cardiff.ac.uk

Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/assl/index.html

Alternative names



Tom Dawkes

Job Title

Information Specialist

Purpose and main user community of the library

Teaching and research by staff and students of Cardiff University; ASSL serves the schools in the Humanities Schools and in the School of Psychology and the School of Social Sciences

Terms of access

Access to ASSL for those without a University ID card is by day-pass issued on the spot on

production of proof of identity.

Opening hours

Semester: M-F 08.45-21.30, Sa 10.00-17.30, Su 12.00-17.00.

Disabled access

Access to the library is by an elevated ramp from the main road and there is a lift connecting

all four floors of the building. ASSL is not close to public car parking



Cardiff University articipates in the Sconul Access scheme, Bands A and B. Applications for borrowing: membership from the public are considered individually, with initial registration and annual recurrent fees.



Periodicals - Back Issues

3,000 titles

Current Periodicals

1,800 titles


Microfilm and microfiche; small mss collection

Volumes added per year



Biblical studies, systematic theology, church history (especially patristics), pastoral theology,

Hebrew and Semitic studies, Islamic studies, Indian studies Philosophy collections include Greek and Roman, medieval modern and continental, in particular Nietzsche and wittgenstein. Postmodernism is also well represented.

Special Collections

Salisbury Collection (Welsh, Borders and Celtic studies); special collections of early Welsh

printed books, many on theology and church history; C19 tracts; hymnology collection


Research resource

Welsh religious literature; church history

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microfilming

Full Time Staff 60

Part Time Staff 40

Voluntary Staff 0

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