Worcester Cathedral Library

Last updated 9th January 2009 
Name of library  Worcester Cathedral Library
Address  The Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA  
Telephone  01905 732922
Fax  01905 29119
E-mail  davidmorrison@worcestercathedral.org.uk
Website  http://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  David Morrison, Librarian-Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library  Academic researchers
Terms of access By appointment 
Opening hours  10.00-13.00, 13.45-16.45
Disabled access A spiral staircase (46 steps) but we can arrange a room for a disabled user if contacted in advance, which is ground floor. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. Not a lending library.
Number of volumes 5,600 
Periodicals – Back Issues  3
Current Periodicals  3 (Henry Bradshaw Soc. + 2 local history)
Other materials  285 medieval mss; 1,200 pamphlets; 400 slides; 1,400 photographs; 118 audio cassettes; 289 maps; 1,000 medieval monastic rolls; archives of cathedral and monastery
Volumes added per year  5
Coverage  Early Church Fathers; monastic sermons and texts; Reformation theology; C17-18 works/

sermons; Laudian divines. Early C19 sermons/works

Special Collections  Bishop Prideaux collection; Bishop Babbington collection; parochial libraries collections for Feckenham, Bromesgrove and Great Malvern.
Manuscripts  The mss of the monastery of Worcester, including the Worcester Antiphoner
Research resource  The monastery’s mss and archives; the post-reformation cathedral’s library and archives up to 1840; theology covered includes both foreign and other branches of Christianity
Catalogue Type  Computer, card, printed
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  17
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library