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Name of Library: Belben Library, Cliff College

Address: Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 3XG

Town: Calver

Telephone: 01246 582321

E-mail: library@cliffcollege.ac.uk

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


Lynne Firth

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Students of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and full-time courses at Cliff College
Registered External Readers

Terms of access

Registered users sign in at Reception. Others may visit via appointment

Opening hours

10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Students have longer access

Disabled access



Members of the wider community can apply for External Reading Membership - currently £25.00/year

By individual arrangement



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Extant manuscripts, mainly pertaining to mission history

Volumes added per year

About 500


Evangelism, mission and all the main seminary topics (New Testament, Old Testament,

Philosophy of Religion, Church history etc.)

Special Collections

Cliff College Archives and British Wesleyan Holiness and Evangelical tradition


Primary texts relating to Cliff College, and some relating to the Methodist Missionary Movement

and one or two pertaining to John Wesley's own collection

Research resource

Anyone wishing to seek out primary material relating to the Wesleyan Missionary Society,

various branches of non-Wesleyan Methodism, the Joyful News Association and the

concatenated parts that contributed to what has become Cliff College, and various other

papers relating to the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff 3


The library uses the Dewey Decimal System and Heritage computer software and is a member of the Theological Heritage User Group

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