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 quiet space to read, write or research
  • A Click & Collect service which allows members to reserve books online for collection. 

More information on Click & Collect

Covid Update

In line with Government restrictions, the Library will be closed from 5 November. However, we're still able to offer our popular Click & Collect service to allow members to access our collection. Take a look at our Click & Collect page for more information on how to reserve and borrow books. 

Search our catalogue 

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

Search our Catalogue

Helpsheets

We have prepared some handy helpsheets which take you through how to search for, reserve and renew books, as well as information for those needing to undertake research online. All of them start with the instruction to log in to the main catalogue page, which you can do using the button above.   

Search for a book        Reserve a book online       Renew a book     

Online Research Resources

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.

Until March 2021 we are offering 15 months' membership instead of 12 for our yearly membership to reflect the fact that we had to close our services for 3 months during the pandemic. Please contact the Library if you'd like to sign up. 

Contact the library

You can email our fantastic team of library volunteers, or call 01727 890222.

Photo: Craig Sheppheard