Edgehill Library

Library

The Library at Edgehill College exists primarily to meet the needs of students training for the ministry of the Methodist Church in Ireland.

Situated in leafy South Belfast – with lots of free, on-site car parking – the Library of Edgehill Theological College is also a valuable resource for anyone engaged in Christian ministry or interested in general theological study.

The Library comprises:

  • over 6,000 printed volumes
  • a range of journals such as ‘Scottish Journal of Theology’, ‘New Testament Studies’ etc.,
  • easy-to-use computerised catalogue search facilities
  • a straightforward self-service issue and return system

The College recognises the value of the learning resources offered by the Library and seeks to make these resources more accessible to a wider readership.

Anyone can apply to become a ‘Member’ of the Edgehill Library. Membership gives access to the Library reading room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (between 9:30 and 4:30pm), and entitles members to borrow up to six books for a period of up to six weeks at a time. The fee for membership of the Library is £30 per annum.

Simply fill in and return the attached Application Form with your fee.

On receipt of this, we will contact you to arrange an appointment for your first visit to the Library. During this first visit, the Librarian will introduce you to the Library facilities, explain how to search for items in the Library catalogue and how to borrow and return books etc.

The College Librarian is Dr. Stephen Edgar and he can be contacted via e-mail at sedgar@edgehillcollege.org, or by phone, on 028 9068 6936.

The Edgehill Library is currently open during term time Mon-Fri., 9:00am to 5:00pm, but these hours may be amended during exam periods and outside the main teaching periods. The Library will normally be closed for one or two weeks over Christmas and New Year, one week at Easter and for a period each July.

Please note: due to building work in the College, the Library is currently closed and will not be open again until September/October 2018.