The Dean Savage Library is an important, resource in Lichfield Cathedral's programme of education and outreach within the diocese. The Library was originally set up by the then Dean of Lichfield, the Very Reverend Henry Erwin Savage in 1924. It is currently housed in the Old Song School, on the north side of the Cathedral Close, between numbers 14 and 15.
The Library itself holds a large stock of theological and modern religious books, which is regularly updated and expanded. The Library is intended to support clergy, lay ministers and other Christian disciples. Some users follow a formal programme of study; others want simply to extend their theological reading.
The Dean Savage Library catalogue is available please click here.
Books are available for reference and borrowing. There are also current theological journals for reference only. The Library is not staffed, but borrowers can apply for membership of the key holders’ scheme for which there is a small annual subscription.
Membership allows you to:
• Unlimited access to the Dean Savage Library
• Access to Dean Savage’s own collection (reference only)
• Borrow a maximum of five books at any one time for up to three months
The Dean Savage Library is currently underused and under exploited. In the long term it is intended to move the Library contents to more suitable premises, but this year we have carried out a minor programme of refurbishment.
If you would like to be enrolled as a member of the library, and explore its riches for yourself, please contact the Libraries’ Manager, Clare Townsend.