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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: East Ayrshire Library, Registration and Information Services

Address: The Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU

Town: Kilmarnock

Telephone: 01563 554300

Fax: 01563 554311

E-mail: libraries@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Website: http://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Alternative names



Mrs Anne Geddes

Job Title

Heritage Services Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Public library service - general public

Terms of access

Just walk in

Opening hours

Dick Institute: M,Tu,Th,F 09.00-20.00; W, Sa, 09.00-17.00

Disabled access

Buildings have disabled access, parking and toilets


Yes, but not local material, which must ne consulted on the premises



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



4,307 microforms; 1,953 mss and maps; 2,629 videos

Volumes added per year



General and popular works on theology; aspects of religion and theology relevant to local area

Special Collections

The Ayrshire collection: this collection contains material of local interest, some of it covers the

religious/theological history of Ayrshire

The Braidwood collection: this collection of over 50 titles is made up of mainly religious texts

although there are a few poetry and reference works. The collection is housed at the Dick

Institute as part of the Ayrshire collection


Research resource

Local collection holds local material on Covenanters and Covenanting

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microform readers, free access to Internet and free use of PCs for word

processing. E-mail enquiry service.

Full Time Staff 62.4

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


East Ayrshire Library, Registration and Information Services has 20 community libraries, all of which hold some theological/religious material suitable for public libraries. Theological/religious material of local historical interest, such as material and local Covenanters and Covenanting history is held at our main library, the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. We do not lend local material but members of the public can consult it during library opening hours.

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