Library Collection

The Father Georges Florovsky Library at St Vladimir’s Seminary is a pan-Orthodox resource serving all levels of the St Vladimir’s Seminary institutional mission and vision, as well as scholars and researchers worldwide. It is dedicated to providing for the multifaceted research needs of its local and international community—academic, liturgical, and pastoral—in order to form and cultivate future leaders and servants in the Orthodox Church and the academy. 

The library currently holds over 160,000 volumes and hundreds of periodicals. This collection is considered one of the richest resources available on the North American continent for research on Eastern Christianity. It is especially strong in the areas of Orthodox church history, theology, philosophy, and culture. Significant literature in other areas is also systematically acquired. The holdings have been immensely enriched by the donation of the following private collections (among others): Nicholas Arseniev, Fr Georges Florovsky, John Kolchin, Metropolitan Makary, Fr John Meyendorff, Nicholas Ozerov, Anthony Repella, and Fr Alexander Schmemann. 

The seminary is a founding member of the New York Area Theological Libraries Association (NYATLA), giving faculty and students ready access to the collections of other major theological libraries in the New York metropolitan area.

Users are encouraged to consult the Library Guide for information about borrowing policies.