William Booth College Library




Champion Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BQ


020 7326 2747

Alternative Names

Salvation Army Training College, William Booth Memorial Training College

Contact & Job Title

Winette Field, The Librarian

Purpose & main user community of the library

Training of Salvation Army officers and TSA employees – support students and staff of the College

Terms of access

Not normally open to non-members of the College for borrowing, but occasionally for reading on site. Written applications to the Librarian. All such requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance with as much detail as possible re the particular educational/ research need for use.

Opening hours

M–F 08.45–16.15

Disabled access

Steps unavoidable

Lending to other libraries & visitors

No. Will photocopy periodical articles for ABTAPL libraries. Restricted lending to Salvation Army Officers and SA employees.

Number of volumes


Periodicals – Back Issues


Current Periodicals


Other materials

Audio visual items and training packs

Volumes added per year



Biblical Studies; Systematic Theology; Pastoralia; Missiology; Church History; Spirituality; Doctrine; Management; Planning and leading worship inc. preaching + Salvation Army belief and practice; Salvation Army music

Special Collections

Salvation Army: history, music, biography, belief and practice


Dissertations by Salvation Army Officers

Research resource

Salvation Army

Catalogue Type

Computer – Oliver

Other facilities


Full Time Staff


Anything else about the library

The William Booth College Library is based on the same site as the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre (https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/about-us/international-heritage-centre), which is open to the public. From time to time items are lent to the IHC for use by external visitors.