Welcome, the library is here to serve you!

The Rudolf Steiner Library is the only national anthroposophical research, archival, lending, and mail-order library in America. It is a unique resource for the on-going conversation about humanity’s future.

For borrowing, returning, or renewing you may contact the staff at 518-944-7007, or by email at rsteinerlibrary@gmail.com

To visit or send mail, our address is:
Rudolf Steiner Library
351 Fairview Ave, Ste 610
Hudson, NY, 12534 USA

Will you please consider making a contribution? We thrive on good will and donations.

Browsing the collection. Photo by Em Watson.
Library staff and supporters. Photo by Christiana Wall.

Visit us in Hudson!

The library is open from 10am-3pm, Wednesday through Saturday.

Check our Facebook page for closings due to weather or holidays.

Search our catalog

To search for books available for lending, visit our online library catalog.

You can also browse our digital resources through the New York Heritage Digital Collections.

Borrow locally or by mail

Library materials are loaned for three months by mail, and for two months for local borrowers.

Maximum borrowing periods for local and mail borrowers is one calendar year.

Books borrowed for study groups are lent for six months at a time, and may be renewable for additional six month periods.

Become a member today!

Pay postage online

You can now pay the library for postage costs online by directing your PayPal payment to rsteinerlibrary@gmail.com

If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can use the “Donate” button below, and simply choose the option that says “Donate with Debit or Credit Card.” If you need assistance with this process, please call or email us!

Rare breadth & depth

We encourage you to explore over 46,000 holdings:

  • all available 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  • hundreds of unpublished manuscripts of Steiner essays and lectures in English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 across the full spectrum of Western spirituality. Select volumes on Eastern and other spiritual traditions. Plus CDs, DVDs, and online resources.