The Angus Library and Archive is the leading collection of Baptist history and heritage worldwide.

Regents Park College Oxford

Using The Angus

At The Angus Library and Archive we welcome anyone that needs to use the collection. If you are researching an area that requires a visit to us we would be happy to see you.

Although researching Baptist history is an obvious reason people would use The Angus Library and Archive, it is only one of many subjects people research. We have had people research, ship building, slavery, human rights, women’s rights, missionary work, geography, linguistics, the list is endless.

The reasons people visit are just as varied with people undertaking: family history, researching doctoral work, writing church histories, academics researching papers and publications, lay people with an interest in a person or event.

We often receive requests for images to be used in publications. Please click on the following link for the form and information regarding this. Permissions form

Below is some helpful information about the practicalities of using The Angus Library and Archive

Unfortunately,due to the ongoing situation regarding  Covid 19, the decision  has been made to keep the Angus Library and Archive closed to all visitors for the rest of 2020.
The situation will be reviewed regularly, and any updates will be posted on this web page.
We appreciate that this is a difficult and frustrating time for all of our library users , however the safety of our volunteers, staff and visitors is of paramount importance.
All enquiries will continue to be answered as usual , though not throughout August, when we are closed for the summer vacation.
Thank you all for your continuing support and help.

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat - Sun
  • Closed

Weekdays the Angus Library and Archive is closed between 1pm and 2pm for lunch.

The Angus Library and Archive is usually closed for all of August for annual work and maintenance.

Access & Fees

Access to The Angus Library and Archive is by appointment only.

Photocopies cost 15p per copy if the item is deemed suitable for copying.If you think we have something that you need to research then contact us via email to talk about it.


A form of photographic I.D and a letter of reference either from a course supervisor or somebody of standing in your community.

There are a few forms to fill in when you arrive, but these won’t take long.

Contact us

If you think we have something that you need to research then contact us via email to talk about it.


Email us

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