Hereford Cathedral Library & Archives

Last updated 26th April 2010 
Name of library Hereford Cathedral Library & Archives 
Address Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, HR1 2NG 
Telephone 01432 374225/226 
Fax 01432 374220 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Nick Baker – Librarian. Mrs Rosalind Caird – Archivist. Canon C. Pullin – Canon Chancellor and Canon Librarian 
Purpose & main user community of the library To preserve, enhance and make available the library and archive resources of the Dean and chapter of Hereford 
Terms of access Prior arrangement needed for historic materials. Lending and reference stock can be seen by walking in. 
Opening hours Tu and Thu 10.00-16.00hrs. 1st Sat in month 10.00-13.00hrs. Other times by prior arrangement. 
Disabled access Very good – Lift + disabled loo. May need help with front door (videophone entry). 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. membership is free and can be obtained by completing a form. Books can then be borrowed. 
Number of volumes 15,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  c.30, incomplete 
Current Periodicals 10
Other materials 229 medieval mss; c 30,000 archives; prints & photographs 
Volumes added per year 400 
Coverage All aspects: strong in Biblical studies, Church history, Spirituality 
Special Collections Jesuit College Library kept at Cwm and suppressed in 1678. All Saints chained library. 
Manuscripts 229 medieval mss (glossed books, patristics, canon law, etc.); Archives of Hereford Cathedral from 12th Cent onwards. 
Research resource All aspects; National & international: church history 
Catalogue Type Computer/card/printed book/typescripts 
URL of catalogue  All post 1850 books are noted on catalogue. Historic collections are currently being added to the catalogue.
Other facilities Photocopying by staff on site; microfilms + photography can be supplied with notice and at a cost. Internet can be accessed by staff for readers 
Full Time Staff  3
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  3
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
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