We shall be closing the library for the Christmas break on Thursday 14 December at 12.00 noon and re-opening on Sunday 7 January 2018 (after 9 am Mass). Normal opening hours will operate the following week and on Sunday 14 January 2018 BUT unfortunately we will be closed from then until Sunday 15 April due to building works taking place in St Joseph’s (sunk) Chapel, when the library door will be sealed to prevent dust.
During the closure the library staff will be stock-taking and cataloguing and it will be possible to return and borrow books. If you can consult the on-line catalogue, books can be ordered by email or telephone message and issued to you for collection from the Cathedral shop – returns can also be left in the shop. If you do not have access to the on-line catalogue and / or need to browse the collection or ask advice, please leave a telephone message (or email) and one of the library staff will contact you to make an appointment.
To aid stock-taking, it would be really helpful if you could search your shelves for any overdue books (some have been on loan now for over a year and a few for two!)
In the meantine, don’t forget the St Nicholas Fair on Wednesday 6 December from 3.30 – 7.30 pm. We shall have a book and jam stall and there will be many other things going on in the Narthex – with St Nicholas arriving with his horse at around 4.30 pm with small gifts for the children!
We’d like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and many blessings during 2018.