Canterbury Cathedral Library, Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury, England, UK


Canterbury Cathedral Library ;The Precincts ;Canterbury;CT1 2EH

Phone: 01227 865287;Email:


"The Library contains books and pamphlets dating from the beginning of printing in the 15th century to the present day, and also includes some earlier manuscript volumes. The main collection consists of: 13,000 items printed before 1801; 16,000 printed 1801-1900 and 8,000 20th-century titles. In addition, the Library houses the Mendham Collection of the Law Society, which comprises some 5,000 books on Protestant-Catholic controversy from the 15th to the mid-19th century.

"The Library covers many different areas and disciplines. Particular strengths include: local history, church history, older theology, science, travel, natural history, civil war tracts, medicine and law. Parochial libraries for Elham and Preston-next-Wingham (complete with travelling case) are also held, as well as a nationally-recognised collection of pamphlets on slavery (for which a printed bibliography is available)." - web site

Last update April 28, 2022