LST’s large library is housed in the former chapel and holds over 50,000 volumes. It is recognised as one of the best specialist theological libraries in the UK.

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The periodicals room receives over 200 periodical titles a year. The ATLA religion database enables students to access more than 80,000 bibliographic citations from all major theological journals since 1949.

LST has added the EBSCO Religion & Philosophy Collection™ to its online resources, a very significant enhancement to the facilities we are able to offer. This database provides full-text access to articles published in nearly 300 peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of theology, philosophy, world religions, ethics, biblical studies, religious history etc. Among the journals included in the database are such major titles as "Journal of Religion", "International Journal of Systematic Theology", "Church History", "Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion" and "Journal of Biblical Literature". This makes it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology.

Our IT system provides CD-Rom search facilities, and Internet access points from within the library for student research. There are six computer terminals with public Internet and email access, photocopying machines and a printer.

Using the library

The library is open to external visitors during normal office hours, week days only. Books may not be taken out by members of the public.

Charges apply as follows:

Each individual visit – £5

Unlimited yearly access – £75

The £5 daily visitor’s fee is waived for students of All Nations, Oak Hill and Spurgeon’s colleges making one-off visits, but for regular access the £75 fee is payable.

The following people do not have to pay to use the library:

Local ministers or church leaders

LST Alumni

LST Distance Learning students


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