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Theology and Religious Studies: Cambridge Theological Federation

Cambridge Theological Federation

Description of collection:

The collections of the Cambridge Theological Federation comprise of the holdings of each of it's constituent institutions, spread across numerous sites and including more than 100,000 volumes. The member of the institutions are the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies; the Margaret Beaufort Institute; Ridley Hall; Wesley House; Westcott House; and Westminister College (pictured). The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide are associate members.Westminister College

What material is bought?

Each of the libraries has a substantial core collection, enhanced in each case by specialist collections reflecting the denominational basis and research and teach strengths of the institution. The Federation acquires a substantial amount of new stock each year and also continues to strengthen its provision of e-resources. All of the catalogued collections may be searched using the University's iDiscover portal.


All members of the Federation may use the libraries for reading and for borrowing. Members of the Divinity Faculty of the University may also apply for borrowing rights using their University card, as may other members of the University by application to the Librarian. External members are welcome to use the libraries for reference purposes for a small fee. More information can be found on the Federation's library pages.

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