Archives, Libraries & Collections
All cathedrals and other bodies holding cathedral archives, libraries or collections that are currently members of CALCA are listed below. You can find their locations and links to their websites on the map.
To find out more about becoming an institutional or personal member of CALCA please go to our membership page.
Durham Cathedral Library
Durham University Library
Ely Cathedral Library and D&C archives (at Cambridge University Library)
Norwich Catholic Cathedral
Oxford (Christ Church)
Ripon Cathedral (at the Brotherton Library, Leeds University)
St Alban’s Cathedral
St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral Library
Winchester Cathedral Archives
Windsor (St George’s)
St David’s Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness
Armagh Robinson Library
Cashel Diocesan Library (Bolton Library)
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Cotton Library, St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore
Borthwick Institute, York University (Archives of the Province of York)
Church House, London
Marsh’s Library, Dublin
Hurd Library, Hartlebury, Worcester
Many diocesan archives are held in local record offices. The National Archives Discovery catalogue is a good starting point for searching out these and this link takes you to their corporate name search page. To search for diocesan archives enter the name e.g. ely diocese.
The website of the Religious Archives Group of the Archives and Recrods Association provides useful information and guidance for those working in this area.
The CCB Library is the most important single collection in the UK of books and other material dedicated solely to ecclesiastical architecture, art, design and liturgy. Formerly held at Church House, Westminster, the books are now held at Lambeth Palace Library and other material at the Church of England Record Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries about them.
The Representative Church Body Library is the Church of Ireland’s principal repository for archives and manuscripts.