Ampleforth Abbey Library

City/town

Ampleforth

address

Ampleforth Abbey, YORK, YO62 4EN

Telephone

07900 340002

Contact & Job Title

Fr Terence Richardson (Librarian)

Purpose & main user community of the library

The Monastic community at Ampleforth Abbey

Terms of access

By special arrangement

Opening hours

By arrangement

Disabled access

Yes

Lending to other libraries & visitors

No

Number of volumes

About 110,000

Periodicals – Back Issues

About 200

Current Periodicals

About 50

Volumes added per year

About 1,000

Coverage

Theology, especially Patristics and Monastic Studies, Philosophy, History (especially Church History), Literature, and general studies.

Special Collections

Recusant literature

Manuscripts

A few

Catalogue Type

online

URL of catalogue
Full Time Staff

none

Part Time Staff

one monk librarian

Voluntary Staff

occasional help from other monks

Changes in next five years affecting the above

no exchanges expected

Anything else about the library

The Library is primarily to support the studies and ongoing formation of the resident monastic community.