The Rudolf Steiner Library is the research, archival, lending, and mail-order library of the Anthroposophical Society in America.  It is a unique resource for the on-going conversation about humanity's future.

The library is in physical transition so our lending services are currently suspended.

The Rudolf Steiner Library is currently closed; we hope to resume lending and research services within a few months. All materials currently checked out have been renewed.

If you need to return your books now, our mailing address is: 
Rudolf Steiner Library
PO Box 800
Philmont NY 12565-0800

Our phone number will not be in service while we are closed; you may contact the librarian at rsteinerlibrary (at) gmailcom. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to being able to serve you again soon!

Although books are not currently available for lending, you can search the  library catalog online.

The Rudolf Steiner Library houses an eclectic collection of rare breadth and depth—we encourage you to explore it.

  • Over 27,000 volumes.
  • All available Rudolf Steiner titles in both English and German.
  • Hundreds of unpublished manuscripts of Steiner essays and lectures in English.
  • Extensive commentary on Steiner's life and work.
  • Works by other anthroposophical authors, classic and contemporary, in both English and German.
  • Waldorf education: curriculum, child development, and other topics of particular interest to teachers and parents.
  • Books covering the full spectrum of Western spirituality. 
  • Select volumes on Eastern and other spiritual traditions.
  • Growing multimedia selection: CDs, DVDs, online resources.

When reopened, we will again offer bibliographic research on specific themes and topics.

We’d love to share our latest plans with you. Send us an email to be added to the new library mailing list. And please, if you can, donate to support the library developments.

Moving forward again

A new future for the Library has opened through the focused work of the library steering group, the national council, the Berkshire- Taconic community, and trusted advisors.

Protecting the past

Care for the collection has started. New archives and rare materials are coming to light. Cultural heritage is being preserved.

Engaging the future

A plan to digitize the journals is moving forward. Plans for expanded online discovery and access for both the archives and the collections are in the works.

Building a library network

Linking collections around the country, establishing a national service center in the Hudson Valley, and developing a complementary home for research & archives at the Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor.

Partnering for depth & impact

Reaching out across the movement—Waldorf, Camphill, biodynamics, health, social action—to deepen special collections. Working to expand access to works in English worldwide.

Giving back to anthroposophy

The initiative of individual human beings is where anthroposophy is constantly renewed. The Rudolf Steiner Library will continue to strengthen research and study, nourish our love of community, and inspire the wisdom for action.

The Rudolf Steiner Library is currently closed; we hope to resume lending and research services within a few months. Our phone number will not be in service while we are closed; you may contact the librarian at the email address below.

Rudolf Steiner Library
PO Box 800, Philmont, NY 12565-0800
Email: rsteinerlibrary (at) gmailcom

Anthroposophical Society in America
1923 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1797
Tel: 734.662.9355
Fax: 734.662.1727
Email: info (at) anthroposophyorg


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