The Cathedral Library is a modern theological lending library.  Members have access to:

  • A wide collection including books on theology, biblical studies, spirituality, philosophy, and ethics
  • Comprehensive resources on the history of the abbey
  • Language resources for reading Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Latin and Old English
  • A variety of newspapers, magazine and periodicals, including The Church Times, The Tablet and Theology
  • A quiet space to read, write or research

Visit the library

The library is closed for the summer to give our wonderful volunteer library team a break! Please come and visit us again next term from Saturday 7 September. 

Our usual opening hours are daily during the week from 10am-2.30pm, and for 15 minutes before evening SACT and SACT+ courses. You can also visit 10am-1pm on the first Saturday of the month.

The library has moved to its new location on the second floor of the Chapter House. You can access it from the new Welcome Centre. There will be access via a lift, which we are looking forward to being available soon. 

Search our catalogue

Please click here to access our online catalogue, which includes searchable digitised images from our archives.

Become a member

We charge an annual membership fee of £20 to help us keep the library running. You do not need to be a member to use the library, only to borrow books.

Students taking the Certificate in Theology receive free membership as part of the course, and other students are eligible for a 50% discount.

Contact the library

You can email our fantastic team of library volunteers, or give them a call on 01727 890222. 

Photo: Craig Sheppheard