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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Guildford Cathedral Library

Address: The Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7UP

Town: Guildford

Telephone: 01483 565287


E-mail: library@guildford-cathedral.org

Website: http://www.guildford-cathedral.org/learn/library

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Purpose and main user community of the library

Theological, pastoral, liturgical, church history studies, for clergy and others involved in or studying these subjects. The library includes a collection of theological, ethical and pastoral works supplied by the Guildford Diocesan Ministry Course. These may be borrowed only by members of the courses, but others may consult them in the library.

Terms of access

No access for non-members,  but anyone living, worshipping, studying or working in the diocese may join free of charge, but do need to complete an application form.  Some books may be borrowed only by members of the Guildford Diocesan Ministry Course, but all may be used in the library.

Opening hours

 09-30-17.15 except Tu am and Su

Disabled access

Library can be reached without steps, though upper shelves not accessible from a wheelchair.No aids for visually handicapped.


To members only.



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



15 audio tapes

Volumes added per year



Biblical commentaries; general theology; pastoral, ministerial, liturgical works; church history

(popular devotional works are not actively collected)

Special Collections
  Comprehensive collection of works by Archbishop William Temple


Research resource

Though small it is probably the best and most accessible theological library in the diocese

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URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 4

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