St Padarn’s Institute Library




54 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YJ


029 2056 3379

Contact & Job Title

Anna Williams, Librarian and Information Officer

Purpose & main user community of the library

To support St Padarn’s students and staff towards mission-orientated formation, training and development for discipleship and ministry for the Church in Wales.

Terms of access

Initial access by appointment, thereafter just walk in. The library is open to reference users during office hours, outside of holiday and closed periods.

Opening hours

M–F 09.00–16.30. St Padarn’s Institute library is open 24 hours to registered staff and students.

Disabled access

Stairs to main library- stair lift available. High shelves- ask library staff if assistance required.

Lending to other libraries & visitors

May lend to ABTAPL member libraries by special arrangement.

Number of volumes


Periodicals – Back Issues

55 titles

Current Periodicals


Other materials

Small collection of audio-visual material. eBooks and online journals.

Volumes added per year



Biblical Studies, Religion, Christianity, World Religions, Christian Denominations, Philosophy, Psychology, Ethics, Doctrinal Theology, Practical Theology.

Special Collections

The library holds a specialist chaplaincy collection, comprising over 600 items including a unique collection of over 100 dissertations focusing on chaplaincy. More recently a children, young people and families collection is in development.


Small amount of archival material relating to St Michael’s College, Llandaff.

Research resource

Welsh language materials, Welsh religious journals, Church in Wales periodicals.

Catalogue Type

Computer- Heritage Cirqa online

URL of catalogue
Other facilities

Photocopying, wifi

Full Time Staff


Part Time Staff


Voluntary Staff


Anything else about the library

Library of Congress Classification