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Cambridge Libraries

Address: Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AA
Telephone: 330642 (Librarian / Archivist), 330640 (Office)
Email: (Librarian) (Archivist)
Online Catalogue: iDiscover
Location map: University Map
Change of name: Formerly the Henry Martyn Centre
Staff: Director:  Dr. Muthuraj Swamy (
Librarian: Mrs Ruth MacLean (
Archivist: Dr. Philip Saunders (
Admits: Members of the University and of the Cambridge Theological Federation. External researchers and the public, by arrangement with the Librarian. To consult the archive collections please contact the Archivist well in advance.
Stock: 10,000 books, 100+ journal runs, 400+ pamphlets, post-graduate theses, archives. A World Christianity library, specializing in the non-western world and mission studies. Key strengths are non-western mission and church histories; non-western Christian theologies and church engagement with local culture and context, e.g. poverty, disease, conflict, war, the marginalized, indigenous beliefs and practices, and politics; missionary, missiologist, and church leader biographies; the histories of mission societies, the Evangelical mission movement, the Ecumenical movement, the Anglican church and other denominations' evolving theologies and practice of mission; contemporary world Christianity discussion, creation care, dialogue & pluralism.
Special collections: St Augustine Library Mission Studies collection (books). Archive collections of missionary personal papers, including Henry Martyn, Peter Hinchliff, Handley Hooper (copies), Ralph Leech, Alan Macleod, J.S. Phillips, Murray Titus, Joe Church (1899-1985) and others (see for full catalogue); archives of the Henry Martyn Trust, the Cambridge Committee for Christian Work in Delhi, and papers concerning the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference. The archive collections are particularly strong for East Africa. They include substantial copied material of archives elsewhere and grey literature (minor publications), and sound recordings for oral history and photographs.
Services: 4 carrel desks, WiFi (eduroam, UniOfCam), search and self-issue computers, small amount of photocopying, scanning, microfilm reel reader. By application, plus a fee, CCCW provides a research base in Cambridge, out-of-hours access to the library, and a connection to the Cambridge Theological Federation for external researchers from other institutions.
Opening hours: Term and Vacation:
Mon-Thurs 9am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 4pm.
Fri: 9am to 1pm.

Mornings only in August.

Check website for details.

See also: Cambridge Theological Federation

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