UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
The following University libraries in London have significant collections on the religions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
- King’s College
- University College London (UCL)
- Warburg Institute
Has a large history and philosophy collection and is also important for the study of religions.
- Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries
Emphasis on Western Christianity. Covers 44 member libraries in the U.K., although aimed principally at librarians. Maintains a bibliographic list of serials (link http://abtapl.wordpress.com/) held by member libraries.
- Lambeth Palace Library
Emphasis on the Anglican tradition, but also has collections on comparative religion.
- Catholic National Library
Emphasis on the Roman Catholic Church.
- Mundus Gateway
Database of missionary archives, personal papers and related archives held in libraries, record offices and other institutions in the U.K.
- National Art Library (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Holds important collections of on religious art for all major religious traditions.
- London School of Jewish Studies
Important resources for the study of Judaism.
- Leo Baeck Institute
Emphasis on the literature and culture of German-speaking Jewry of Central Europe.
- Islamic Cultural Centre (London)
The London Central Mosque contains a library of Islamic material, in English as well as Arabic.
- Oriental and India Office Collections (British Library)
Important manuscript and archive collections on non-Western religions and philosophical traditions.
- Wiener Library (Institute of Contemporary History)
Founded in 1933, today the collections focus on Jewish cultural life in Germany and Europe before the Holocaust, and all aspects of the Holocaust during the Nazi era, and its aftermath. The collections include a photo archive, books, pamphlets, documents, press-cuttings and eye-witness accounts.