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Diocesan Resource Centre

The Diocesan Resource Centre has been re-housed over two venues, with the books going to All Saints, Onslow Village and the non-book resources coming to the Cathedral.


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. This can be done using the submission form on this page, or by downloading the reservation form and email it to 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.

Requesting and reserving items

Once your form has been submitted, you will be contacted by email to arrange your loan.

Collecting and returning items

Reserved items can be collected and/or returned at the Cathedral Office between 9am and 1pm on weekdays during term-time. If these times do not work for you, please contact us to discuss whether it might be possible to arrange another time that is mutually convenient.


From time to time it is necessary to close access to the Cathedral Library. For the current list of closures please check here.

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. 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.

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

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

On-line Catalogue

Online Catalogue : Access Here

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 Visit page of the website for details of possible changes to this.