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.
If you need to return books, please use this mailing address:
Rudolf Steiner Library
Philmont, NY 12565-0800
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- Hundreds of unpublished manuscripts of Steiner essays and lectures in English.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.
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.