Library Open Days

Join us behind the scenes in the Cathedral Library

On the first Tuesday of each month the Library will be open to the public from 10.00am to 12.00pm. You can find the entrance to the Library within the Cathedral Treasury and Shop, located in the North Transept. Please note that access to the Library requires ascending a narrow spiral staircase.

Our knowledge of the Library is partial but a reasonable number of books can be traced back as far as the late 12th century. The Library also has some intriguing stained glass windows and unusually well-preserved stone corbels.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Sub-Librarians at: or on 01243 813587. Please note that email is the best way to get in touch, as the library is only staffed for a few hours each week.