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Lincoln Cathedral Library

About the Collection

Students and staff at the University of Lincoln can study the manuscripts, early printed books, modern reference books, journals and archival material in Lincoln Cathedral Library. This material is for reference only and necessitates walking up Steep Hill but a true special collection within Special Collections.


This collection also contains collections and information on resources about Lincoln Cathedral and the material within it, such as the UROS Projects which looked in detail at some of the Cathedral music and manuscript collections.


Please contact the Special Collections Librarian to arrange access.



Lincoln Cathedral

Image: Lincoln Cathedral, Image by David Mark from Pixabay, CC-BY.

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External Collections held at Lincoln Cathedral Library


Title page of The Village Doctor Or, Family Medical Adviser, 1831 with printed etching of a family

John Wilson Library Collection

Image: Scott, James. (1831) The village doctor; or, family medical adviser. London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper (Ref: WB.07.08)

Sheet music for 'Hear my Crying O God'

UROS Distant Music Project

Image: Sheet music for Hear my Crying O God by George Holmes