If you are a member of the Anthroposophical Society of America, library membership is included as a benefit! We also offer individual memberships.
Why become a member of the Rudolf Steiner Library?
Access our unique collection
Members gain access to our unique collection of nearly 50,000 holdings, including all published Rudolf Steiner titles (in both English and German!) and hundreds of unpublished manuscripts, as well as an extensive selection of contemporary anthroposophical works. For Waldorf teachers and homeschool educators alike, we have a robust collection of close to 6,000 books on curriculum, pedagogy, and more. We also have substantial sections on topics such as religion, philosophy, history, and the social sciences.
As the only national anthroposophical library, we take pride in serving patrons across the country. We do this in part by offering mail-order book borrowing! We will ship our books anywhere within the contiguous United States of America. Patrons simply reimburse us for shipping and handling fees – typically around $5-7, depending on the size and amount of books that you are borrowing.
Reference and research assistance
Rudolf Steiner Library’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can put your research on an entirely different level. We are here to help you! We are able to read German and assist you in locating materials that might not be translated into English. Not to mention, we offer you our archival and periodical collections, some of which do not exist online. Our excellent reference services are available to you by phone, email, in-person, or even by plain post.
Study group support
Starting a study group to read the works of Steiner? We aim to have between 5-15 copies of each of Steiner’s collected works, with the specific goal of serving study groups across the nation. Books borrowed for study groups are lent for six months at a time, and may be renewable for additional six month periods.
Local community events
If you live near Hudson, NY, come enjoy community events at the library, including anthroposophical lectures, music, book sales, and more. We are open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10am-3pm, with additional hours for special events.