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.
 
 
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, See at http://www.drgenescott.com/dgtour.htm
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.
    info@inkandblood.com 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, leslie@lesliehale.com
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,  www.hbu.edu/bia; dseverance@hbu.edu.
Enduring Word Museum, The, PO Box 121998, Fort Worth TX 76109, 817-924-4209, info@theenduringword.com
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
 
 
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 info@cbl.ie.
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