European Theological Libraries

Bibliothèques européennes de théologie (BETH)
Europäische Bibliotheken für Theologie

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1961-10-18 Frankfurt-Main Germany FR


Founded 18 Oct 1961, Frankfurt-Main (Germany FR), as Comité international de coordination des associations de bibliothèques de théologie catholique (CIC), following Projet de collaboration internationale entre bibliothèques théologiques, Sep 1960, and uniting associations of Germany FR, Netherlands and France. Name changed to International Council of Theological Library Associations -- Conseil international des associations de bibliothèques de théologie -- Internationaler Rat der Vereinigungen theologischer Bibliotheken. Current name adopted 2000. Most recent statutes adopted 1980; most recently amended, Sept 2002. Registered under Dutch law.


Promote cooperation among theological and ecclesiastical libraries in Europe; stimulate the development of theological libraries through shared knowledge and experience and through training theological librarians; serve the interest of those libraries in the scientific/academic sphere and on an international level; preserve the rich cultural patrimony found in those libraries.


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