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Name of Library: Bible Society's Library

Address: Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3


Town: Cambridge

Telephone: 01223 333075

Fax: 01223 333160

E-mail: bslib@lib.cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/handbook/guide15.html

Alternative names


Mrs Rosemary Matthew

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

Serves the staff of the British and Foreign Bible Society and of the United Bible Societies. Also

Terms of access

By appointment

Opening hours

M-F 09.30-12.45 & 14.00-17.00

Disabled access

As per Cambridge University Library


No (occasional for special exhibitions).



35,000+ volumes of printed scriptures in over 2,500 languages

Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


C. 500 mss, c. 2,700 feet of archival materials, quantities of black and white photographs,

microfilms, microfiche, 16mm films, sound recordings, filmstrips and slides

Volumes added per year



Bible translation

Special Collections


The mss. are in 184 languages and range from a C4 papyrus to C20 missionary translations

of scripture. Printed catalogue available.

Research resource

Translation. Archives cover BFBS Organisation, Work of Agents etc.

Catalogue Type

Computer / Card / Loose leaf

URL of catalogue

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk (follow links to 'Newton' catalogue)

Other facilities

All of above.

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 1

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