Be part of the future of our historic medieval library
The Cathedral Library houses over 6000 books and manuscripts, dating from 985 to the present day and more than 200 boxes of unique archives.
By contributing to the Adopt A Book scheme you can help us to care for and maintain our historic library and its collections.
Situated in a Grade I listed building dating from around 1400, the library and archive consist of over 6000 books and over 200 boxes of archives. We are custodians not only of the collections but also of the building in which they are kept. We protect our collections
· against fire,
· against theft,
· by maintaining the historic library in which they are kept,
· by making protective enclosures for damaged items,
· and by repairing the most damaged items.