Union School of Theology Library




Bryntirion, Bridgend, CF31 4DX


01656 641989

Purpose & main user community of the library

Campus and distance students and staff (BA, MTh, PhD), and external users.

Terms of access

Free for reference, walk in access to databases, borrowing rights charged annually (enquire with the librarian)

Opening hours

09.00 – 22.00 Monday to Friday (external 9.00–17.00)

Disabled access

Ground floor only

Lending to other libraries & visitors

ILL – Yes if ABTAPL libraries, see above Re: external users. Interested in reciprocal schemes with other ABTAPL libraries.

Number of volumes

c. 30,000

Periodicals – Back Issues

Held as far as possible to fullest extent

Current Periodicals


Other materials

Digital resources, audio-visual items

Volumes added per year



Theology & Church History, some other religions (Dewey 200–299)

Special Collections

David Wright’s personal library (Patristics), a research collection on Tertullian, a collection on Weslyan Methodism focused on the Arminian and Weslyan Journal from Vol. 1 (1778–1893)

Catalogue Type

Online – Soutron

URL of catalogue
Other facilities

Welsh Language Theological Library

Full Time Staff


Voluntary Staff

3 (0.4 FTE)

Changes in next five years affecting the above

Hopefully more staff!