Highland Theological College Library




High Street, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9HA


01349 780 215

Alternative Names

HTC is an academic partner of the UHI Millennium Institute: http://www.uhi.ac.uk

Contact & Job Title

Mr Geordie Cryle, Librarian

Purpose & main user community of the library

The library’s primary purpose is to support the teaching, learning and research needs of staff and students of the Highland Theological College. It also serves staff and students of the other academic partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Terms of access

Appointment preferred.

Opening hours

Term time: Mon – Wed 09:00– 17:30, Thur 09:00 – 21:00, Fri 09:00 – 17:00, Vacations 09:00–17:00

Disabled access

Visitors to sign in at reception, who can advise on entry to the library avoiding steps.

Lending to other libraries & visitors

Inter-Site Loans to other academic partners of UHI; CONARLS; Visitors may use the library for reference purposes.

Number of volumes

25,398 catalogued; approx. 40,000 uncatalogued

Periodicals – Back Issues

221 Journal Titles in print; individual issues not catalogued.

Current Periodicals

Majority now online.

Other materials

Small volume of CDs, DVDs, cassettes and video tapes.

Volumes added per year

approx. 1,000


Broad range of theological subjects plus some history and archaeology

Special Collections

Most of the theological section of the Fort Augustus Benedictine Monastery library (approximately 15,000 volumes) including Migne’s Patrologia; Several thousand volumes of the William Temple Collection from the John Rylands library at the University of Manchester; A significant proportion of the missiological library at St Ninian’s, Crieff; The entire library of Rutherford House in Edinburgh (almost 15,000 volumes).

Research resource

Broad range of theological subjects.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue
Full Time Staff


Voluntary Staff


Changes in next five years affecting the above

Ongoing cataloguing and stock project. Digitisation of historical resources.

Anything else about the library

We also hold a small collection at our Paisley site. Any enquiries regarding this to be directed to the main library at Dingwall.