Yergey Library

C. Arthur Yergey Memorial Library


The Yergey Library is located off the balcony of the Education Building, overlooking the courtyard. It serves not only the Cathedral parish, but all congregations in the Diocese.

New borrowers are requested to complete a Registration Form, found on the Librarian’s desk. Books may be borrowed for three weeks. Rare books and reference works do not circulate. 

The Librarian is available on Fridays 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.

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. The library 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.