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Name of Library: Gladstone's Library

Address: Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF

Town: Hawarden

Telephone: 01244 532350

Fax: 01244 520643

E-mail: library@gladlib.org

Website: http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Alternative names


Dr Louisa Yates

Job Title

Director of Collections and Research

Purpose and main user community of the library

Serves resident and external readers, including clergy, academics and students

Terms of access

Reference only. Membership open to all on completion of application form and submission of proof of identity.

Opening hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week (external readers); 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week (residents and Friends)

Disabled access

Wheelchair access to ground floor only


No lending



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



250,000 mss

Volumes added per year



Church History, especially 19th century; Biblical Studies; Doctrine; Contextual Theologies; Liturgy; Pastoral Theology; World religions, Humanities

Special Collections

W.E. Gladstone’s personal library; Bishop JRH Moorman’s Franciscan Collection; Bp John A.T. Robinson Collection; Benson Judaica Collection; French Spirituality Collection (17th-20th c.); Glynne Collection; Pre-1800 collection


Glynne-Gladstone Papers; Sir Stephen Glynne’s Church Notes; Archbishop Green Mss; Bp Moorman Franciscan papers

Research resource

19th century Theology & Church History (especially Anglican)

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Full Time Staff 2

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 10


Gladstone’s is a residential library, offering comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation for individuals and groups.

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