President : The Rt. Rev. Bishop of Chichester
Charity No 268588

The SCACR Library

The Association Library contains a wealth of information for any ringer.

  • What sort of things might you look for in the Library?
  • Do you wish to find out how many quarter peals have been rung at your tower?
  • Are you interested in researching a special member of your band?
  • Do you want to know about ringing in Sussex?

The Catalogue is available on the SCACR website and is updated regularly. There are approx 300 volumes including books on Sussex bells, SCACR annual reports and peal records, general interest, method composition etc, plus bound ringing magazines (The Ringing World from 1911, Bell News, Campanologia, The Bellringer, SCACR's Soundbow from 1976), minute books, postcard albums and scrapbooks etc. the catalogue has been produced 'by author' and 'by subject' to make searching easier. We also have about a dozen video tapes on teaching/learning, bell restoration, bell foundries, ropemaking, ringing for pleasure etc and a couple of DVDs about bellringing and a bell restoration project, that are available to borrow in return for the postage costs. Contact the librarian (below) for for a list.

We are keen for members to use the library! "Using it", means not only borrowing items, but also depositing items for a wider audience to see. We are happy to accept offers of donations, but space is limited and if an item is already in stock we hope that would-be donors will not be offended if we have to decline an offer. To borrow an item from the library, please make an appointment by contacting Stella Bianco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

An opportunity to obtain interesting ringing books, which are surplus to requirements from the Sussex library.
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