MEMBERSHIP OF THE LIBRARY IS FREE
BORROWING AND CONSULTING THE MODERN COLLECTIONS
The Cathedral community (including staff and volunteers), members of the Diocese of Durham and local churches, and the general public can become members of the Cathedral Library and borrow from the Chapter and Sharp Library collections.
If you would like to become a Cathedral Library member, you can do so by visiting the Cathedral Library with ID containing your current address. The following types of ID are accepted:
- Utility bill
- Bank/building society statement
- Passport with address (where the address has been officially entered by the issuing authority)
- Driving licence with address
All bills and statements must have been issued within the last three months.
Cathedral Library members will be issued with a Diocesan Reader card, which is valid for three years.
CONSULTING SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
We are happy to arrange appointments for visiting researchers who wish to consult the Library.
Access to the Cathedral Library manuscripts and early printed material is currently being administered by Durham University staff at Palace Green Library and 5 The College. Special collections can only be consulted by prior appointment. If you wish to come and study the manuscripts and early printed books we ask that you provide an academic letter of introduction and contact us in advance to order your material.
Please contact the Library at 0191 3862489 / firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.