The library is open to the general public, but only subscribing members may borrow books. All users are permitted to sit and read in the library, where there is study space; there are also tea and fresh ground coffee making facilities.
Membership is open to all on payment of an annual subscription of £20 (reduced fees available at the discretion of the Adult Learning Officer). There is no fee for ERMC students and those studying for the St Albans Certificate in Theology.
* However, please note that from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2019 there will be no charge for membership. All current members will have their membership renewed automatically until August 2019. If you pay by standing order, you are advised to cancel your payments to take advantage of this offer. During this period, the Cathedral's Chapter House, where the Library is located, will be undergoing major renovation, and the Library will relocate to a temporary location. Only part of the collection is expected to be accessible. We hope that the Library will move back into the Chapter House in 2019. *
Members may borrow up to four books for up to two months. Books may be renewed by telephone. A books by post service is also offered. Please contact us for further information.