Sarum College Library




19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EE


01722 424803

Contact & Job Title

Jayne Downey, Director of Learning Resources and Librarian

Purpose & main user community of the library

To support the students and staff of Sarum College

Terms of access

By appointment and subscription. Please bring identification

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 09.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.00; Tues. evenings 17.30 – 19.00 (term time only)

Disabled access

Lift available

Lending to other libraries & visitors

Yes, via SWRLS & BLDSC (we are a member of CONARLS). Reciprocal arrangement with THUGCAT members. Willing to lend to other ABTAPL members for their registered readers at CONARLS rates.

Number of volumes


Periodicals – Back Issues

8 Complete, 40 Incomplete

Current Periodicals


Volumes added per year



Historical and modern academic theology, particularly practical theology, spirituality and liturgy

Special Collections

Bishop Hamilton Bequest; Markham Bequest: 292 vols of bound pamphlets (mostly 19th Century). 19th Century local church history, mainly from the former Sowter and Clerical Library. Archives of the CSM, the Jubilee Group, the Grubb Institute and Michael Vasey’s liturgical archive.

Research resource

19th Century Sermons. Development of ‘Common Worship’ Church history, local and national.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue
Other facilities

Non-members may pay a small fee for a day or a week’s study. Photocopying, internet access.

Full Time Staff


Part Time Staff


Voluntary Staff

14 (part time)

Anything else about the library

The 19th and early 20th Century material is slowly being added to the catalogue. Please ask if the required titles do not appear.