The Library

Norwich Cathedral Library is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.

New exhibition: Lions and unicorns. As we move from the feast of St Mark the Evangelist (25 April), whose symbol is the lion, to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, the supporters of the Royal coat of arms being the lion and the unicorn, the Library exhibition highlights images of lions and unicorns from the Cathedral's collections. Open with normal library opening times, free to attend and open to all. Continuing until the end of June.
For more about the unicorns in Psalm 22, see the library blog

Listening Lunch is held on Fridays at 1pm - library open from c.12.45, tea/coffee available; all welcome. It is also available live online - contact the library for the Zoom link.

NCCL summer term: programme available now.

The Library’s online catalogue contains the whole of our modern theological collection and a third of the historic library catalogue. You can browse the Library catalogue here.


Find out more of the day-to-day work of the library, and learn more about our collections through our blog: the latest post expands one of the exhibition items on unicorns.


Records of the pre-Reformation Benedictine priory and the post-Reformation Dean & Chapter (Norwich Cathedral) are cared for and made available to researchers by the Norfolk Record Office.

Specialist Book Collections

The Library has custody of the following book collections:

The Brian Runnett Music Library

Comprises books about music and musical scores, with a particularly large collection of music for the organ. Brian Runnett was organist and master of choristers of Norwich Cathedral from 1967 - 1970.

Norfolk Parish Libraries

In conjunction with the work of the Bishop's Committee on Books and Documents, the Library holds books deposited from parishes in the Diocese of Norwich.

Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers (NDA)

A collection on bells and bellringing, available to access by both NDA members and non-members wishing to consult its items.

For more information about the Library at Norwich Cathedral and any of the above, please contact our Librarian & Curator.