Bible Libraries, Museums and Special Collections

by William E. Paul

The following are some of the libraries and museums which house Bible collections, containing from ancient biblical manuscripts to modern English and foreign Bible versions. These collections, varying widely in number of volumes, are open for public or private perusal, some by appointment only. It is strongly advised that you phone or write them for exact locations, the nature of the collections and the hours of viewing. Some of this data may have changed since first compiled.

United States

ARIZONA

  • Bible Museum, Inc., The, Hampton Inn & Suites, 2000 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338. (800) 422-6243
  • Northern Arizona University, Special Collection Library, CU Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.

ARKANSAS

  • Bible Museum, The, Elna M. Smith Foundation, P.O. Box 471 (935 Passion Play Road), Eureka Springs, AR 72632-0471, (501) 253-9200

CALIFORNIA

  • Biola University, Rose Memorial Library, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639. (562) 903-6000
  • Claremont School of Theology Library, 1325 North College Ave., Claremont, California 91711, (909) 447-2500.
  • Dr. Gene Scott Bible Collection.
  • Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, 3077 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007.
  • Huntington Library, Alan H. Jutzi, Curator, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, (818) 405-2128.
  • Los Angeles Public Library, Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Dept., 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles,CA 90071. (213) 228-7000
  • Pacific School of Religion, Bade Institute of Biblical Archaeology, Howell Bible Collection, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. (510) 849-8272
  • Pilgrimage Library Museum, 2260 N. Cahuenga, Hollywood, CA 90028 (may have moved or been renamed)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara Library, Dept. of Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. (805) 893-3420
  • University of California, Davis, Shields Library, Dept. of Special Collections, Davis, CA 95616.

COLORADO

  • International Bible Society, International Headquarters, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, (719) 488.9200 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST)

CONNECTICUT

  • Yale University Library, Box 1603A, Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

  • Holy Land Experience, The, 4655 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32811, (407) 529-9770
  • Florida International Museum, Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. moc.doolbdnakni|ofni#moc.doolbdnakni|ofni 1-877-332-4253 (January 13 – May 14, 2006)
  • Florida Southern College, Roux Library, Johnson at McDonald, Lakeland, FL 33802.
  • Florida State University, Julia Stover and Milton Washington Carothers Memorial Collection of Bibles, Robert Manning Strozier Library, 105 Dogwood Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047 (850) 644-5211.
  • Leslie Hale Antique Bible Museum, P.O. Box 125, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688, (727) 938-0112, moc.elaheilsel|eilsel#moc.elaheilsel|eilsel
  • University of Florida, Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, 406 Smathers Library, Gainesville, FL 32611. (904) 392-0308.

GEORGIA
Focus on the Bible Museum, The Legacy Center, 85 Carolyn Ct., Social Circle, GA 30025, (770) 464-1234
Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 505 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. (404) 727-4166

HAWAII

IDAHO

IOWA

ILLINOIS

  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Paul Edwin Keen English Bible Collection, 2121 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60201. (847) 866-3900.
  • Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615-5112. (773) 256-0738
  • Moody Bible Institute, Library, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610-3223. (312) 329-4000
  • Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610-7324. (312) 943–9090
  • Trinity International University, Rolfing Memorial Library, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-241.,(847) 945-8800.
  • United Library, Garrett Seabury Seminaries, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. (847) 866-3909.
  • University of Chicago Library, Dept. of Special Collections, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637. (312) 702-8705.
  • Wheaton College, Buswell Memorial Library, 510 Irving Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. (630) 752-5102

INDIANA

  • Indiana University, Lilly Library, Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405. (812) 855-2452
  • Studer Bible Collection, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, 3003 Benham Ave, Elkhart, IN 46517. (574) 296-6253

KANSAS

  • Baker University Library, William Alfred Quayle Rare Bible Collection, Eighth St., P. O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065. (800) 873-4282.
  • Saint Mary College, DePaul Library, 4100 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082. (913) 682-5151.

KENTUCKY

  • Asbury Theological Seminary, B. L. Fisher Library, Jack Hiatt, 204 N. Lexington Ave., Wilmore, KY 40390-1129. (859) 858-3581, (800) 227-2879
  • Berea College, Hutchins Library, Rare Bible Collection, Berea, KY 40404. (606) 986-9341.
  • Lexington Theological Seminary, Bosworth Memorial Library, 631 South Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508-3400. (859) 252-0361.
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205. (502) 895-3411.
  • Rawlings Foundation Bible Museum, 11042 Stirrup Lane, Walton, KY 41094-9520
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Eisenberg Museum, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40280. (502) 897-4807.

LOUISIANA

  • Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation, The Bible Research Center, 2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201-4268. (318) 387-5281.

MAINE

  • Robert L. Taylor’s Maine Family Bible Archives, David C. Young, P.O. Box 152, Danville, ME 04223

MARYLAND

  • Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Special Collections, John Work Garrett Library, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. (410) 516-0341.
  • The Christian Heritage Museum www.christianheritagemuseum.com

MASSACHUSETTS

  • American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634. (508) 755-5221
  • Andover-Newton Theological School, Franklin-Trask Library, 169 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459-2219. (800) 964-2687 ext. 251
  • Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library, Dept. of Special Collections, Boston, MA 02215.
  • Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., South Hamilton, MA 01982-2317., (978) 646-4300.
  • Harvard University Divinity School, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, 45 Frances Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-5910
  • Hebrew College, Jacob and Rose Grossman Library and Lawrence Jay & Anne Cable Rubenstein Library, 43 Hawes St., Brookline, MA 02146. (617) 232-8710.
  • Massachusetts Bible Society Collection, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02215, (617)-353-3050.
  • Wellesley College, Dept. of Special Collections, Wellesley, MA 02181.
  • Williams College, Chapin Library of Rare Books, P.O. Box 426, Williamstown, MA 02167.

MICHIGAN

  • Albion College, Stockwell Memorial Library, 602 E. Cass St., Albion, MI 49224.
  • Bible Museum & Biblical Research Foundation, William J. Chamberlin, Director, 6413 Snow Apple Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346. (248) 620-2642
  • Calvin College and Seminary, Hekman Library, 1855 Knollcrest Cir., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4437. (616) 526-6000 or (800) 688-0122
  • Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, Library, 4801 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101-2913., (313) 381-0111
  • Detroit Public Library, Rare Books Department, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. (313) 833-1476.
  • Trinitarian Bible Society, 1710 Richmond NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. (616) 453-2892
  • University of Michigan Library, Special Collections Library, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (313) 764-9377.

MINNESOTA

  • Bethel Theological Seminary Library, 3949 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112-6940. (651) 638-6184
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, P.O. Box 2000, Collegeville, MN 56321, (320) 363-2011
  • University of Minnesota, Meredith Wilson Library, 309 19th Ave., S., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection, 416 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3001 Phone (218) 726-8102; (218) 727-3687

MISSISSIPPI

  • Reformed Theological Seminary, Library, 5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209-3099 (601) 923-1600

MISSOURI

  • Concordia Seminary Library, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105-3168. (314) 505-7030.
  • Nazarene Theological Seminary, Library, 1700 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131-1246. (800) 831-3011

MONTANA

NEVADA

NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska Christian College, The Loren T. and Melva M. Swedburg Library, Gunderson Bible Collection, 1800 Syracuse Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701. (402) 379-5000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

  • Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08542. (609) 258-1470
  • Sheide Library, Princeton Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803 (609) 921-8300.

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

  • American Bible Society Library, 1856 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. (212) 408-1204.
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Ambrose Swasey Library, 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
  • General Theological Seminary Library, Saint Marks Library, 175 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011., (212) 243-5150
  • Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. (212) 678-8000.
  • New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788. (212) 930-0830
  • Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. (212) 685-0610
  • Union Theological Seminary, Burke Library, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027. (212) 662-7100

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Duke University, Divinity School Library, Box 90968, Durham, NC 27706. (919) 660-3400
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, P.O. Box 1499, Wake Forest, NC 27588. (919) 556- 3101.

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

  • Case Western Reserve University, M. A. Baxter School of Information & Library Science, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Living Bible Museum, 500 Tingly Ave., Mansfield, OH 44905. (419) 524-0139.
  • Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202- 2071
  • Rosedale Bible College, Library Collection, 2270 Rosedale Road, Irwin, Ohio 43029, (740) 857-1311
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, The, Family Bible Collection, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796; (419) 332-2081

OKLAHOMA

  • Bizzell Bible Collection at the University of Oklahoma, 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK, 73019-0390 (405) 325-0311
  • Living Word National Bible Museum, 8863 E. 91st St., Tulsa, OK 74133-9849. (918) 489-0431.
  • Phillips Theological Seminary, Library, 901 N. Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74116. (918) 610-8303.
  • Ross Hayslip Bible Collection, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th, Bethany, OK 73008. (405) 491-6693.

OREGON

  • Multnomah School of the Bible Library, 8435 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220-5898.
  • Northwest Christian College, Kellenberger Library, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401-3745. 541) 343-641
  • Corban College (formerly Western Baptist College), Prewitt/Allen Archaeological Museum, www.corban.edu, 1-800-845-3005.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Dickinson College, Boyd Lee Spahr Library, Edwin Willoughby Collection, W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Dept., 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189. (215) 686-5416.
  • LaSalle University Museum, Daniel Burke, 1900 W. Olney, Philadelphia, PA 19141. (215) 951-1221
  • Temple University Libraries, Paley Library, Special Collections, Dept., Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Philadelphia, PA 19122, (215)-204-8230
  • University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, Rare Books Collection, 34th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, Montgomery Library, Chestnut Hill, P.O. Box 27009, Philadelphia, PA 19118. (215) 887-5511

RHODE ISLAND

  • Brown University, John Carter Brown Library, P.O. Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912. (401) 863-2725.

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Averyt Learning Center Historical Room, North Greenville College, Lewie Miller Collection, Tigerville, SC 29688. Phone (803) 895-1410
  • Anderson College Library, Bible Collection, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621; www.ac.edu

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

  • Harding School of Religion, Library, 1000 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117-5424. (901) 761-1352, (800) 680-0809
  • Holman Antique Bible Display Case, Holman Bible Publishers, 127 Ninth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37234., (800) 251-3225.
  • Johnson Bible College Library, John H. Palmer Collection, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998. (865) 573-4517.

TEXAS

  • Abilene Christian University, Margaret and Herman Brown Library, Sewell Bible Library, ACU Station, Abilene, TX 79601.
  • Bridwell Theology Library, Perkins School of Theology, Special Collections, Southern Methodist University, 6005 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-3440
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Mosher Library, 3909 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204. (800) 992-0998.
  • Dunham Family Bible in America, The, Houston Baptist University, Diana Severance, Curator, 7502 Fondren, Houston, TX 77074-3298, (281) 649-3287, http://www.hbu.edu/bia ; ude.ubh|ecnarevesd#ude.ubh|ecnarevesd.
  • Enduring Word Museum, The, PO Box 121998, Fort Worth TX 76109, 817-924-4209, moc.drowgnirudneeht|ofni#moc.drowgnirudneeht|ofni
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, 2002 W. Seminary Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76122
  • Texas Christian University, Mary Couts Burnett Library, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129., (817) 257-7117
  • University of Texas at Austin, Online Exhibition at the Ransom Center, http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenberg/

UTAH

VIRGINIA

  • Virginia Theological Seminary, Bishop Payne Library, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304-5202., (703) 370-6600
  • Museum of Christian History and Library, The, 10 Croyden Lane, Staunton, VA 24401, (540) 885-7333 (moving to Common Ground Meeting House, Fishersville, VA)

VERMONT

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA
*Northeastern Christian Junior College, Whitworth Library, Ohio Valley College, 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000. (877) 446.8668

WISCONSIN

  • Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society Library & Museum, 3120 Kennedy Rd., Janesville, WI 53547. Phone (608) 752-5055

WYOMING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

  • Catholic University of America, Mullen Library, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., 20064. (202) 635-5055.
  • Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20540. (202) 707-5434.ANA

International

CANADA

  • National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa K1A 0N4, Canada. (613) 995-9481.
  • Queen’s University, Douglas Library, SE corner of Union St. and University Ave., Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4, Canada. (613) 533-2839
  • Wycliffe College, Leonard Library, 5 Hoskins Ave., Toronto M5S 1H7, Ontario, Canada.

EUROPE

  • Bethesda Bible Museum, Bethesda Baptist Church, Kensington Place, London W8 7PX, +44 (0) 20-7221-7039
  • British Library, 96 Euston Road, St. Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England. Phone 071-323-7023
  • Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, UK CB3-9DR. 01223 333000
  • Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland, 011-353-1-407-0750. Web site: http://www.cbl.ie; E-mail ei.lbc|ofni#ei.lbc|ofni.
  • Huron University College, Silox Memorial Library, 1349 Western Rd., London N6G 1H3, England (519) 438-7224.
  • Tyndale House, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, England CB3 9DR. Phone Cambridge 0223 333000.

ASIA

  • Korean Bible Society, 1365-16 Seocho-2 Dong, Seocho-Ku, Seoul, Korea 137-072. +(82)-(0)-2-3474-3061-8

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bible Center Museum, Rothshild Boulevard 16, Tel-Aviv 66881, Israel, 972-3-5177760 fax. 972-3-5107661
  • Israel Bible Museum, P.O. Box 1396, Safad, Israel 011-972-06-6999972 (USA): (301) 897-1518

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Bible Museum, Bible Society of Brazil, Caixa Postal 330, Tamboré, 06453-970, Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil, +(55)-(0)11-4195-9590
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