Rudolf Steiner Library

of the Rudolf Steiner Cultural Foundation

A message from the board of the Rudolf Steiner Cultural Foundation on behalf of the Rudolf Steiner Library:

In light of the recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the corona viral infection has reached the level of a pandemic, the board of the Rudolf Steiner Cultural Foundation on behalf of the Rudolf Steiner Library (RSL) has decided to close, beginning March 18 through April 15. We will monitor the situation as it unfolds and make decisions accordingly. Interlibrary loans (ILL) will also be suspended until further notice.

Please keep books at home and do not use the return boxes until the RSL re-opens. These precautions will keep the staff and RSL members as safe and healthy as possible. Before closing, extra precautions with sanitizing cleaning is taking place. Several points of misinformation have been "going viral" (admittedly an unfortunate metaphor!) and to debunk one: the virus cannot grow in the pages of books. 

RSL will notify everyone as needed and to the best of the RSL's ability as the situation unfolds. We hope everyone will follow the dictates of local health authorities. Stay at home if you are not well or showing symptoms. Many thanks for your support of RSL, and please, follow all instructions of the CDC and your health care provider to stay healthy!

Welcome, the library is here to serve you!

The Rudolf Steiner Library is the research, archival, lending, and mail-order library of the Rudolf Steiner Cultural Foundation. It is a unique resource for the on-going conversation about humanity's future. (Read about the transfer of ownership and operations of the Library here.)

For borrowing, returning, or renewing you may contact the staff at 518-944-7007, or by email.
To visit or mail, our address is:

Rudolf Steiner Library
351 Fairview Ave Ste 610
Hudson NY 12534-1259 USA

Library Hours

Visit us in Hudson, NY.

Our regular hours are 10am-3pm, Wednesday through Saturday.

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

Library Catalog

Search the collection online

To search for books available for lending, you can search the library catalog online.

Borrowing Periods

Borrow locally or by mail

Library materials are loaned for three months by mail, and for two months for local borrowers. Registered users of the library may participate in renewal of materials for up to five renewals after the initial loan unless the item is on hold for another library patron.

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 renewable for additional six month periods unless the item is on hold for another library patron.

PayPal option for Postage

You may still reimburse the library for postage costs by mailing us a check or stamps, but if you have a PayPal account, you can now pay the library for postage by directing your PayPal payment to

About the Collection

Rare breadth and depth

We encourage you to explore—
over 27,000 volumes:

  • 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, online resources.

Make a Gift...

to suport the Rudolf Steiner Library

Your gifts directly support the operations of the library,
the care, repair and growth of the colllection,
and increased access and significance into the future.
They are in addition to funds provided through
the operating budget of the Anthroposophical Society.
Donate online.