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Name of Library: Woodbrooke College Library

Address: 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ

Town: Birmingham

Telephone: 0121 472 5171

Fax: 0121 472 5173

E-mail: library@woodbrooke.org.uk

Website: http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk

Alternative names

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre


Ian C. Jackson

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

To provide resources for students and staff of the college; Quakers of Britain Yearly meeting

Terms of access

By appointment

Opening hours

M-F 09.30-16.30

Disabled access

Wheelchair access available to part of library.


By special negotiation.



45,000 (15,000 Quaker)

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



200 MS (mainly typescripts); 8000 microfiche of Mirgana records; 50 microfiche of Quaker


Volumes added per year

800 (of which c.150 refer to Quakerism)


Quakerism (2nd largest collection in Europe). Peace issues, Feminist theology, Social Justice.

Special Collections

Bevan-Naish Collection (C17-18 Quaker tracts); Powicke collection: Richard Baxter and

Cambridge Platonists.


Typescripts of J Rendel Harris

Research resource

Quakerism (C17 origins); Richard Baxter.

Catalogue Type

Computer / Card

URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff 0.3

Voluntary Staff 0.3

Future plans

Retrospective catalogue conversion underway - estimated substantially completed by end

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