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Library Links

Below are links to various websites that are associated with the Library or which we think you may find interesting and helpful. More will be added in the future but please let us know if you think there are ones we should have that are missing.

Library catalogues

COPAC provides free access to the catalogues of various specialist, academic and national libraries.

SUNCAT is the Serials Union catalogue and allows you to find the location of journals in over 75 UK research libraries. It also provides links to the table of contents of journals and the full text of articles.

THUGCAT is the merged online catalogue of select members of the Theological Heritage User Group including Oak Hill Theological College, Spurgeon’s College and Sarum College.

http://unicat.bangor.ac.uk/search~S2 - the online catalogue for Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

http://libcat.chester.ac.uk/ - the online catalogue for the University of Chester.



Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden, manages the Glynne-Gladstone papers and Stephen Glynne’s church notes.

Cheshire Record Office – The online catalogue of material held at the Cheshire Record Office and also the local studies collections at Cheshire, Warrington and Halton libraries.


Other libraries of interest

The National Library of Wales

The John Rylands University Library

Hereford Cathedral Library

Dr Williams’s Library


Library and Information websites

CILIP - The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

ABTAPL - The Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries.

AIL - The Association of Independent Libraries

The Historic Libraries Forum


Other sites of interest

Project Gutenberg is a digitisation project which offers free e-book downloads for a variety of devices, including the iPad and Kindle.

Archive.org provides free access to texts, audio, moving images, software and archived web pages. It also provides services for adaptive reading and information access for people with disabilities.

Gathering the Jewels contains images of various objects, books, letters etc from institutions around Wales, including ourselves.

The Reading Experience Database is an open-access database documenting the history of reading in Britain over a period of five centuries.


Victorian studies


General Victorian studies websites

Victorian Web contains articles on various Victorian figures, movements and issues, as well as links to other resources and book reviews.

Victorian Research Web is a guide to various Victorian research resources.


University webpages

 The University of Liverpool's Victorian Literature MA webpage.

The University of Chester’s Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture MA webpage.


Victorian art and architecture

Pre-Rapahelites.org - The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite online resource.

Liverpool museums and galleries – There are various places in and around Liverpool you can visit in order to appreciate Victorian art and architecture including Sudley House, The Walker Art Gallery, and The Lady Lever Art Gallery.

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