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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Francis Close Hall Library

Address: University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucester GL50 4AZ

Town: Cheltenham

Telephone: 01242 714600


E-mail: libraryfch@glos.ac.uk

Website: http://www.glos.ac.uk/lis

Alternative names
  Open Theological College Library


Rachel Reid

Job Title

Subject Librarian (Media, Arts and Technology)

Purpose and main user community of the library

Providing information resources and training for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at the University, and University staff

Terms of access

Walk in

Opening hours

Opening hours vary between term-time and vacation. Up-to-date hours are available at:

Disabled access

Good access to all areas.


To other libraries:
Yes, via ILL
To non-members:
It is also possible to apply for external membership (fee payable) - further information at



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals

84 in print. Others through electronic subscriptions available to University students and staff only.

Volumes added per year



Biblical studies; political, feminist and liberation theologies; church history; religious education; other faiths; philosophy; ethics

Research resource

Biblical studies. The International Centre for Biblical Interpretation is based at the Francis Close Hall campus.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, access to the catalogue

Full Time Staff n/a

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff


Please note that some theology books are housed in a closed-access store.
This is indicated on the Library catalogue. If you wish to access these titles you will need to contact us in advance so we can retrieve them for you.

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