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Gospel Standard Baptist Library


Books can be borrowed (either in person or by post) for three months and renewed if necessary. There is no charge for this or other facilities but donations are always welcome. 

Second Hand Books

Two books of each title are usually kept in the Library but any surplus to this can be purchased for a reasonable sum and there is a list available that is regularly updated.

Opening Hours 

The main Library is open most mornings (Sundays excluded) from 9.30am – 12.30pm and at other times by arrangement with the librarian, Miss Marion Hyde or her assistant Miss Muriel Stonelake.  There are facilities for research on various subjects and also for family histories. Obituaries from the different magazines are indexed to facilitate this.

Hope library in the USA is open by arrangement.

The catalogue for the main library is in two sections – Subject matter with 20 groups A-T and Author/Title section.  The Subject section includes the Holy Scriptures in the original and various languages; commentaries; dictionaries; related customs, travel, archaeology and prophecy; biographies; works of the divines; hymns, poetry and correspondence; bound magazines; sermons and lectures on theological subjects and treatises; church order, ordinances and history; and a children’s section. 

The catalogue for Hope Library in the USA is available separately in Classification and Author order.


The library is hoping to issue newsletters every six months from August 2013, giving interesting sidelights on various aspects of the library and the books which are available.  Newsletters can be downloaded here.

Church Records

The library keeps many records from old churches and chapels, and some copies of records which have been deposited at Public Record Offices.  The details of all records available which the library is aware of can be downloaded here.  Please contact the library for more information.


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