Theological Library

The most significant theological library in South Yorkshire

From Thursday 1 July, members of Church Army’s Library will be able to pre-order books and collect them from Wilson Carlile Centre. Although the library itself will stay closed in line with government advice, this means that members will be able to have access to 15,000 volumes of our excellent theological library. Find out how to order books.

The Church Army Library at the Wilson Carlile Centre in Sheffield, is a quiet space with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It’s an excellent resource for the study of evangelism and the scope of the library is wide ranging. This is the most significant theological library in South Yorkshire, containing over 15,000 volumes.

Alongside books on theology and mission are collections relating to diverse areas including world religions, ethics, feminist theology, fresh expressions of church, lifelong learning and ministry among children, young people, older people and the homeless. 

There are desks for quiet study and free WiFi. Our library is open to those looking for a tranquil place to work, away from the distractions of everyday life. Membership without borrowing rights is £10 a year. Annual membership with borrowing rights is just £30.

If you’d like a residential sabbatical or are undertaking private study, the library can be used in conjunction with our accommodation, free of charge.

The library catalogue is available online where library members can also access their personal records, renew their books and make reservations.

Feel free to contact our Librarian, Liz Bentley, if you have any questions.