The Ancient Library was founded by Dr Miles Mosse in 1595 as a resource for clergy training. There are over 550 books, mainly printed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The library, in a room over the north-west porch designed by Stephen Dykes Bower in 1960, has bookcases made by Leonard Goff in 2004.
More information about the editions held can be found by:
Articles about the Ancient Library can be found here
Cathedral Treasury Exhibition: ‘Beating the Forgers’ – early printers’ marks from France and Switzerland