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Adopt a Book

The Cathedral Library houses over 6000 books and manuscripts, dating from 985 to the present day.

There are many books in our collection that require care and attention to ensure that they remain available for researchers now and in the future, and we can work with you to match your interests to our books.  These may be books such as:

For the full list, please download our Adopt a Book Brochure

A donation of as little as £25 can help us to make protective enclosures for fragile books, larger donations will help us to repair books that are not able to be handled without causing damage.


For more information, please contact the Archivist at archivist@gloucestercathedral.org.uk or telephone 01452 229818.  You can download the donation form to print and complete at home: Donation Form

Donors to the Cathedral Library and Archives

We would like to thank the generous donors who have made contributions to the management, repair and maintenance of the Cathedral Library and Archives:

Grants towards cataloguing - Pilgrim Trust and Marc Fitch Fund

Grants towards conservation - National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Grant towards purchase of manuscripts - Friends of Gloucester Cathedral

Donation "In memoriam Chris Jeens" - Teresa Tavormina

Donation - Ms E Morrison

Grant towards conservation - St James' Place Wealth Management