Spurgeon’s College library began with C H Spurgeon himself and still contains some of the books he used personally. Over the years it has built up into a first-class academic theological library containing around 55,000 volumes. The library remains a comprehensive resource for all matters relating to C H Spurgeon and contains, as you would expect, a complete set of his sermons and other writings. Some of the more precious volumes and other important artefacts relating to Spurgeon are held in the Spurgeon Archive and Heritage Room, together with a collection of early English Bibles kindly donated by the Philpot family.
Today, Spurgeon’s College Library is recognised as one of the best theological libraries in London, holding around 55,000 books, with approximately 1,000 being added each each year. In addition, the reference section of the Library contains over 340 Journals. The Catalogue is fully computerised and can be accessed over the Internet. A wireless network operates throughout the Library.
Opening Hours (For Current Staff and Students)
Monday to Saturday: 7am until 11pm
Vacation opening times vary and the Library is closed on most Bank Holidays.
External Visitors to the Library
External users are permitted to use the library on Thursdays and Fridays between 8am and 4.30pm. Access is reference-only and no loans are permitted. There is normally a charge of £10 per day or £100 for an academic year.
To book a desk please apply in advance of any visit to the Librarian, Rob Bradshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (020 8683 8465). Use of the library by external users is subject to the availability of study spaces, which varies throughout the year.