The Bishop Payne Library actively seeks to collect materials that document the life, history, and practice of the church across the worldwide Anglican Communion at the provincial and diocesan levels. The library collects Anglican constitutions, canons, histories, indigenous versions of the Book of Common Prayer, proceedings of provincial meetings, diocesan newspapers, convention journals, newletters, biographies of key church leaders, bishops' charges, theses, and related interfaith and ecumenical materials. The library also collects diocesan journals and newspapers of the Episcopal Church USA. Parish histories are collected for the mid-Atlantic region and representative major parishes of the Episcopal Church.
If you have materials from a diocese or province of the church to donate to the library, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Anglican Communion materials are cataloged in the library online catalog, and may be used at the Bishop Payne Library. For a bibliography of the canonical materials held in the collection, click Anglican Communion Constitutions and Canons.