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Belben Library

Term-Time Opening Hours


10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm

Please note the Librarian is only in attendance during the listed hours. There is access to the library available for students during college open hours – please enquire for more details by emailing

During College holidays, the library is usually open from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday – Friday, however you are advised to check with Reception (01246 584200) to confirm library opening out of term. The library is closed on public/bank holidays.

Membership of Belben Library

Members of the public can join the Belben Library. We charge a subscription fee of £25 per year. Please direct all enquiries to the librarian, either by email – or by phone – 01246 584217

Arthur Skevington Wood Archive

The archive contains documents relating to the history of Cliff College, including copies of the Joyful News and other publications issued by the College, up to and including Cliff Today. It also contains documents on the history of the Methodist Church.

A project is underway to catalogue archival material. In the meantime, please email for a list of holdings.

Access to the archive is by appointment only and it is a reference-only service. Please email or telephone 01246 584227 to speak to Russ Houghton or Clive Taylor, the college archivists. Russ and Clive are not readily available during June to August but if your enquiry is not urgent, do please leave them a message, or email, and they will reply to you when they are back in Archives.

Online Catalogue

To access our library catalogue, please click here

Cliff College is a registered charity: No. 529386

Call: +44 (0) 1246 584200

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