London School of Theology Library




Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2UW


01923 456190

Alternative Names

LST for short, and formerly known as London Bible College (LBC)

Contact & Job Title

Keith Lang, Librarian

Purpose & main user community of the library

University library, undergraduates and researchers. Welcomes visitors.

Terms of access

Institutional membership, alumni and special categories free. Other visitors can have varying lengths of access for a fee – contact librarian for details.

Opening hours

Visitors during reception hours – Monday to Friday 9 to 4.45. Ring ahead to check before visiting.

Disabled access

Most of collection accessible on ground floor and ramped. Retrieval of volumes elsewhere by asking librarian.

Lending to other libraries & visitors

ILL through other libraries but not to visitors.

Number of volumes


Periodicals – Back Issues

350 titles

Current Periodicals


Other materials

CDs, DVDs, theses, 31,000 ebooks, and other online databases and journals

Volumes added per year



Biblical studies, systematic theology, practical theology (including Christian mission), Islam, Judaism, church history, historical theology, other religions, sociology, philosophy, music and worship, counselling and psychology, hermeneutics and linguistics

Special Collections

Archives of older bookstock (older than C19) , college history including many photographs, Donald Guthrie personal papers, 1,000 contemporary Christian worship CDs, recordings of internationally known visiting preachers over last 50 years

Research resource

LBC/LST theses – over 100 PhDs , over 200 MA/MTh/MPhil and more from other institutions

Catalogue Type

computerised online

URL of catalogue
Other facilities

photocopying (starts at 5p A4), free scanning to USB memory, limited scan to email, open wifi to guests & powerpoints for computing devices on all desks including USB recharge points

Full Time Staff


Changes in next five years affecting the above

Installation of lift access to the first floor for those having difficulty with stairs.

Anything else about the library

104 study spaces, silent library