Yergey Library

C. Arthur Yergey Memorial Library

The Yergey Library is a central ministry of the Cathedral. Founded in 1978 by a grant from the Yergey family, the Library's entrance is located on the balcony of the Education Building, overlooking the courtyard. The Library's ministry extends from the Cathedral parish to the Diocese of Central Florida and the Orlando community.

The Librarian, Ashlie Darley, is available on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday mornings. At other times, visitors may apply for admittance at the Reception Desk in the Cathedral Office. You're welcome to contact the Librarian at for more information.

Beatrice Wilder

October 21, 1910 - March 26, 2017

Bea Wilder was an extraordinary woman. She lived 104 years filling her life with adventure and faithful service to her LORD. Bea Day will be a morning to celebrate her life as the Diocesan's Historian and an accomplished writer for the Central Florida Episcopalian. We're especially thankful for her ministry at the Yergey Library as Librarian from 1978 until her retirement in 2010. Bea Day will be filled with fun at the Library including a scavenger hunt, trivia games, a cake walk, and prizes and gifts for all ages. BEE at the Library on the second floor above the courtyard on Sunday morning, September 24, at 9 a.m. for Bea Day!

The Collection

The Library has been endowed by the Yergey family in memory of C. Arthur Yergey, a longtime Cathedral member and Senior Warden. The beautiful remodeling was made possible by a generous gift from the Yergey Family and was rededicated on February 26, 2012.

The collection numbers about 5,000 volumes. It comprises the Cathedral and Diocesan collections as well as the library of the former World Center for Liturgical Studies, probably the most complete liturgical collection in the Southeast. The comprehensive theological collection includes most versions of the Bible, commentaries, a wide selection of books related to Christianity, Judaism,  World Religions, the Church Fathers, and a set of the Babylonian Talmud. The Circulating Collection and the Reference Collection include titles covering subjects as church history, prayer, the devotional life, spiritual healing, biographies of religious leaders, and more.


Children's Books

The Yergey Library has a beautiful collection of children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, that is continually expanding. Middle School students will also find lots of reading in our Young Adult Collection. Children's Church on Sunday morning visit the Library for story time every month.

The Yergey Library created a mobile app, Cathedral & Co., to host a collection of audio Bible Studies from Bishop John W. Howe, respected teacher and author. The teachings are based on some of the most important Biblical topics. The titles of these teachings include, “Why Was Jesus Necessary?” “Why Didn't God Just Forgive Us?”  “Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?” and “If Jesus Lives in Me, Why Can't I Change?” Bishop Howe explains the hardest, most complex theory in a way that was approachable and reassuring. 

The Cathedral & Co. app is continually updated with new material from Bishop Howe and other scholars from the Cathedral's community of priests. Download our mobile app from Google Play or the iTunes Store.


The Yergey Library is now hosting a new ministry. Bring us your VHS home videos and we'll transfer them to MP3 files and save them to a USB flash drive. You'll be able to watch your family memories on your smart TV, and share and edit the files online. The service is $10 per VHS and includes an 8GB USB flash drive with a storage box. Complete the form below to make an appointment to deliver your videos. If you have any questions, please email our Librarian, Ashlie, at We also transfer cassette tapes and DVDs. Don't mail your videos to an unknown service. The Yergey Library will take good care of your life's library.

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