Library and Learning Resources

Library and Learning Resources

Library and Learning Resources

Heythrop Library is an amazing resource. It is on two sites – Philosophy in the main building, and Theology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature in a separate building on the campus. 

The library dates back to the founding of the College in 1614. It has some 180,000 volumes in its collections, and is one of the finest libraries of theological and philosophical books in the UK.

The reason the library is so special is not just its antiquity: it has an important collection of pre-1801 imprints, the treasures are mainly stored off-site, and are not the sort of thing which undergraduates and taught postgraduates are likely to need. Students do benefit from generous library provision, with one of the highest ratios of books to students in the country. At Heythrop the range of materials and essential texts are made available through multiple copies and via the College’s Virtual Learning Environment, Helios

The Library also subscribes to a range of scholarly periodicals in Philosophy and Theology.  Both sites of the Library have photocopying facilities and computer terminals to search the INNOPAC online catalogue.

As a University of London student you also have access to the University Library at Senate House in Bloomsbury. This gives you access to a large multi-subject collection and a wide range of electronic resources, mostly accessible off site. London is, of course, home to other important research libraries, including the British Library. Check here for rules on Admission to the British Library for university students and academic staff.

Heythrop's  INNOPAC online library catalogue contains details of almost all books from 1900 onward. There is a card catalogue for books not yet catalogued on the automated system. We also have a separate card catalogue for pre-1801 books.

We share our  INNOPAC online catalogue with the University of London Library. The online catalogue allows readers to renew their books, place holds on books that are checked-out to others, and to keep track of their library record.

Please check here for details on our Opening Hours and Access. Heythrop is part of the M25 Consortium of Higher Education Libraries in the London area more details here: M25 Consortium.

Page Updated: Wednesday, May 01 2013