About the collections

The catalogue contains records of items from the different collections held in the Cathedral including manuscripts, early printed books, modern reference books, church plate and vestments. The manuscripts and early printed books are housed in the Cathedral Library and are available for academic research only. The modern reference collections are available to Cathedral staff and volunteers, students and members of the public. The library operates on a reference only basis and access to the Reading Rooms is by prior appointment. There is no charge to use the libraries although charges do apply for photographic images and photocopies.

For information on how to become a reader please see: https://lincolncathedral.com/education-learning/readers-and-students/.

The catalogue includes some of the Cathedral’s historic archive which is housed at Lincolnshire Archives: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/history-heritage/lincolnshire-archives. To access the Cathedral’s archives please contact Lincolnshire Archives directly.

To access the non-library collection please contact the Curator to book an appointment: fern.dawson@lincolncathedralconnected.com