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Diocesan Resource Centre

The Diocesan Resource Centre has now closed and is in the process of being re-housed over two venues, with the books going to All Saints, Onslow Village and the non-book resources coming to the Cathedral.

RESOURCES

The Cathedral houses a large variety of non-book resources, available for parishes and schools to borrow to support their work with children, young people, families, and any person with additional needs, for worship and teaching about the Christian Faith, including Collective Worship in schools.

The full list of resources is available online click here for Catalogue or a hard copy is available at the Guides Welcome Desk immediately as you enter the Cathedral through the West Doors.

You do not need to be a member to borrow any non-book resources. However, you will need to check that the item is available and make a reservation on it for the duration of the time you will need it. To check availability and reserve an item, you will need to submit a reservation form or email resourcescentre@guildford-cathedral.org at least one week in advance. Please note that this email address is manned by a volunteer so you may not receive a same-day reply. In your email, you will need to include the following details:

  1. The catalogue number and name of the item you wish to borrow.
  2. The date you would like to reserve and collect the item, and how long you require it for.
  3. Your name and the name of your church/school and the relevant address, email address and telephone number.

Without these details, we will be unable to reserve your item so please be aware that you may receive a return email asking for you to complete these details before your reservation can be made.

There are exceptions to the reservation rule at busy periods, for example Christmas and Easter, when resources that are regularly requested will only be available for a period of one week. You will be notified by email if this is the case with the item you are requesting.

Items may be renewed via email but please be aware that it will not always be possible to extend loans as other requests for reservations may occur during your loan time.

Overdue resources will be charged at £3 per item per week. This will be invoiced to your school/parish as appropriate.

Collecting or Returning Non-Book Resources

To collect an item….

If your reservation has been confirmed, please go to the Main Cathedral Office between the hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm on the weekday your loan starts. You will need to be signed in and given access to the Resources Room in the main Cathedral Building. Please note that this room is located up a flight of stairs. You must remember to sign out at the Main Office after collecting your item.

If you are collecting a reserved item on a weekend, you will need to enter the Cathedral through the West Doors and speak to a Guide, who will arrange for the Virgers to give you access to the Resources Room.

To return an item…

On the day your loan expires, you will be required to gain access to the Resources Room via the Main Cathedral Office on a week day, or by going straight to the Cathedral Guides’ Desk outside of office hours or on a weekend.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to borrow or take items from the Resources Room without a reservation.


Theological Library

The Theological Library is a separate collection of resources based in the Cathedral. The theological collection is particularly strong in Biblical commentaries, Christian ethics and church history, the stock being mostly modern, but with standard works from all periods.

Membership

Membership applications can still be made to access the Theological Library via the Diocese of Guildford website.

On-line Catalogue

The online catalogue is in the process of being updated to show the location of resources. Currently nothing can be borrowed whilst this process is undertaken.

All titles from both collections are listed in the online catalogue which can be accessed here: 

http://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/resources/the-resource-centre

Online Catalogue : http://guildi.cirqahosting.com/

Please check the location field to identify where the book is housed. 

Opening Hours

The Theological Library is normally open during Cathedral opening hours, but please check the When to Visit page of the website for details of possible changes to this.