Please note that due to a number of building projects Gladstone’s Library is currently closed to any archival donations. 

Gladstone’s Library has significant archive holdings in the areas of theology, Christian theory and practice, and the nineteenth century. Use the links below to browse the individual collections, and see below for how to access the collections in person. For remote research enquiries, see our Reprographics And Research Services

Before arriving at Gladstone’s Library: 

Anyone wishing to use the archives must be a Reader or Resident. Use the library catalogue to identify the material you wish to consult, then complete a request to read restricted items form at least 14 days in advance. Send the form to The archivist will be in touch to book your desk and confirm your visit. 

At Gladstone’s Library

(Due to the valuable and unique nature of the collections at Gladstone’s Library these are non-negotiable conditions of access):

Archives are available 9.30am – 4.30pm on weekdays. Access may also be limited between 12pm and 2pm depending on staff availability. 

When arriving at the library you will be asked to sit on a ground floor table of the Theology Room where you will be supervised by a member of staff at all times. A member of staff will bring you the materials requested and will be able to provide you with [handling guidelines] which you must sign. Only one folder may be consulted at a time. 

You are welcome to use laptops/tablets with the collections but self-service photography is charged at a daily, weekly or monthly rate. See here for charges and forms. Please remember that only pencils can be used around the collections, ink pens will not be permitted.

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