Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries (ABTAPL)

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Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries (ABTAPL):

ABTAPL is the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries, an organization formed to help those working in libraries containing theological, philosophical and related materials by sharing information and experience.


ABTAPL was originally formed to be the United Kingdom member of an international Association of Theological Libraries which was set up in 1954, following a meeting convened by the World Council of Churches under the auspices of UNESCO.

It was felt that there was a strong need for wider disseminations throughout the world of information about theological libraries, librarianship and literature. Unfortunately, this international organization did not long survive, but many of its aims and objectives are carried out by the Bibliotheques Europeenes de Theologie (BETH), of which ABTAPL is a member.

ABTAPL Union List Of Periodicals:

The Union List includes the philosophy, theology and religious studies journal holdings of 44 different institutions in the UK and should prove a useful tool in tracing the location of titles.





The Bulletin: Published three times a year

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