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Cathedral Library

The St Albans Cathedral Library is a modern theological lending library, containing books on theology, biblical studies, spirituality, philosophy, and ethics, among other disciplines.  It also houses a local collection and resources on Abbey history.

 

The library will be moving to a temporary location in the Deanery while building-work takes place in the current building. We are hoping that this move will only last for just over a year, before we are able to move back into a new library space.

The library will be closing at 2.30pm Friday 10th March, and will be re-opening at 10am on Monday 20th March, in the Lawrance Room in the Deanery. 

Books due back in the week commencing 13th March can be returned the following week without incurring extra late fees.

In our new location, we are trying to keep the library open as much as we can, please see Opening Hours for details. 

We are endeavouring to make books as easy to access as possible, but some may need retrieving from storage, and will be indcated as such on the catalogue. Please email or phone to request these, and we shall be able to get them for you within a week. 

To find the library: 

Enter the Cathedral through Sumpter Yard (off Holywell Hill) and at the cedar tree follow the path down to the left. The Deanery is the building directly ahead. Entry is through the large wooden door around the right-hand side of the building. Please ring the bell, and a library volunteer will let you in and show you to the library, which is housed in the Lawrance Room. 

If you have any questions, please call the library on 01727 890222, or email the Adult Learning Officer on alo@stalbanscathedral.org.

Apologies for any convenience caused this time. 

 


  *Please see the Membership page for important information about charges from September 2016 to August 2018. *

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