Worcester Cathedral Library


Worcester Cathedral’s library is housed in the roof space above the south nave aisle.  Its medieval manuscript and incunabula collections are very strong in the area of academic texts, many of which were probably used by the monks who studied at what is now Worcester College, at the University of Oxford.  The great variety of printed books include early printed fragments of the Canterbury Tales.

The post-medieval books cover a wide variety of subjects, including theology, medicine, travel, military, natural history, mathematics, biography, history, and many other topics. They were mostly donated to the cathedral by former bishops and clergy, or purchased at the time of publication by the Dean and Chapter and range in date from 1501 to the 1860s.

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Contact Details

The Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA

01905 732 900

Libraries and Archives