University of Wales Lampeter, Founders' Library

Repository code: GB 1953
Address: St David's Building, College Street, Lampeter, Wales
Postcode: SA48 7ED
Telephone: 01570 422 716
Enquiries: Special Collections Advisor
Strengths: The Founders' Library contains over 25,000 books and pamphlets printed between 1470 and 1850, together with eight medieval manuscripts, three Hebrew scrolls and about 100 post-Medieval manuscripts. The subject coverage is very wide. In addition to major collections of the classics, theology and philosophy, there is much history, literature, politics, archaeology, architecture and travel, as well as fine illustrated books and a substantial collection of Wales-associated material from the former Welsh Library and the Cenarth Collection. Early Welsh bibles, prayer books, hymnals, catechisms, sermons and ballads, as well as Welsh translations of religious classics are well represented. Its missionary-related holdings consist of the lecture notes of David Bogue, mission promoter and missionary educator.
Mundus collections: 1
Access conditions: Open to bona fide scholars upon written application; at least three weeks' notice must be given. Contact the Library for further details.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 14.00-16.30 (closed on Fridays during vacations). Library normally closes on Bank Holidays, and for two weeks over Christmas and Easter.