St David's Cathedral Library is the only Cathedral Library in situ in Wales. The present Collection dates back to the 16th Century and the Reformation. We have copies of some of the early Bibles in Welsh and early Bibles in English.
Find out more about what we do and the services we offer using the links below.
Join us for an introductory tour of the Library and the Collection by the Dean of St Davids, The Very Rev'd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones.
During the current pandemic there is no general public access to the Library. Support is still being provided to researchers whenever possible. Online events and lectures have been held during 2020. These are available on the links on this website and on the Cathedral YouTube Channel. Virtual visits to the Library have been held for particuar interested groups. Arrangements for visits during 2021 will be available on this website and on the Twitter account @StDavCathLib which is also available on this page.
Please send any research and other enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very grateful to everyone who feels able to support St Davids Cathedral Library with a donation.
Please click on this link to go to our Donation page. - Please donate here
The Donations page will direct you to a Gift Aid Declaration, if you are a UK Taxpayer and would like us to claim this back from the UK Government.
We use our income to conserve the books and to maintain a safe environment in the medieval Iibrary room. Some of the books we can care for in-house and sometimes we have to send books in the worst condition away to specialist conservators. We try and maintain a continual programme of assessing and conserving the books. The humidity and temperature of the LIbrary is continually monitored. Access to the unique Library Collection is provided by a range of means. This includes two display cases in the Cathedral Treasury. There are always books from the Collection on public display whenever the Cathedral is open. Normally the Cathedral Library would be open to the public two afternoons every week, for which a small fee is charged. This has not been possible since mid March 2020. This means we are lacking our usual income and so are especially appreciative of all donations at this time.
Many thanks / Diolch