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Name of Library: Wadham College Library

Address: Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN

Town: Oxford

Telephone: 01865 277900 (lodge); 277914 (library)

Fax: 01865 277937

E-mail: robin.robbins@wadham.ox.ac.uk &



Alternative names


Dr. R.H. Robbins / Ms S.C. Bailey

Job Title

Fellow Librarian/ Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Principally an undergraduate library open to all members of the College; old book collection

Terms of access

By appointment with the librarians (old books. No access to main collection)

Opening hours

By agreement with the librarians

Disabled access

Many stairs up to main collections and down to old books stack





Very few in main collection, several hundred in old books collection

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Some mss in old books collection

Volumes added per year

2 in main collection, 0 in old books collection


Undergraduate degree in theology and in theology and philosophy; general interest material

(Main collection)

Special Collections

In old books collection: Bisse collection: C16 English and European Protestant; Godolphin

collection: C17-18 European (Spanish and French) Protestant and Catholic; Wiffen collection:

C16-19 Spanish Protestant and Reformers


Wiffen collection: working papers and correspondence between B.B. Wiffen (an English (19

Quaker) and L Usoz y Rio (Spanish reformer)

Research resource

In the areas covered by the mentioned significant collections (old books)

Catalogue Type

Main collection: computer (accessions since 1992), card. Old collection: card (by author),

various misc. guides

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Non-members may not ue the main collection. Photocopying (where suitable) can be

arranged: work room has facilities for lap top use (old collection)

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff 0.5

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


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