The Collection

The Guildford Diocesan Library consists of two collections housed on two sites. The Resource Centre, based at Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF and the the Theological Library, 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 is free and is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or worships in the Diocese, whether Anglican or a member of another church or none. If you wish to become a member, please register and obtain a membership card to gain entry to the Library.  An application form can be accessed here.

Please return to Steff Shepherd, The Diocesan Resource Centre, Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF or complete a membership form online here.

On-line Catalogue

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

Online Catalogue :

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

Opening Hours

The Diocesan Resource Centre is open Mon - Fri, 9.30 - 17.00.  For more information see

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.