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Name of Library: Stonyhurst College

Address: Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Town: Clitheroe

Telephone: 01254 826345


E-mail: d.knight@stonyhurst.ac.uk

Website: http://www.stonyhurst.ac.uk

Alternative names


Mrs S. Wademon / Mr. D. N. Knight

Job Title

Librarian / Archivist

Purpose and main user community of the library

College staff, Society of Jesus visitors, visiting academics by appointment

Terms of access

Contact the above by letter, e-mail or telephone

Opening hours

Unspecified but confined to weekdays

Disabled access

Wheelchair access not possible due to first floor location and no lift


Occasionally (for exhibitions)

Facility not available



Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


3 msss

Volumes added per year


Late C16 and C17. Mostly Catholic recusancy. An important collection. Also late C15 and early


Special Collections

St. Omers Press: 1608-1640; Mawdsley Bequest: old Catholic books, mostly controversial

and devotional works


C17, mostly works of early Jesuits

Research resource

Catholic recusancy

Catalogue Type

Card: author. Subject catalogue for mss. Odd notebooks and scraps of paper

URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

Complete overhaul including comprehensive cataloguing - likely to be 10 years before



Apologies for the incompleteness of this entry, but the whole library complex (containing c.

50,000 books and innumberable mss) needs a complete revamp. At present we are uncertain

about what we have and a new policy of acquisitions etc needs to be devised. We now have

an official librarian but she will be concerned with the pupils library rather than the house library

which contains the theological material.

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