Donors & Donations

While the primary purpose of our library is academic, by virtue of its unique collection of materials on the Orthodox Church, it is also a research and special collections library. The library must not only collect materials needed by the patrons, but must anticipate the needs of patrons in twenty, thirty, or fifty years from now. Our acquisitions budget plays a big role in developing the collection with current theological literature, but we welcome donations of personal libraries from anyone.  
The library accepts donations of theological books in good physical condition. We will send a letter acknowledging the donation for tax purposes and provide a list of items in the donation if needed. Selections will be made from the donation for the St. Vladimir's Seminary Library. Items not needed  at St. Vladimir's will be distributed to other Eastern Orthodox libraries: St. Herman Seminary (Kodiak, AK), St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (New Rochelle, NY), St. Tikhon’s Seminary (S. Canaan, PA), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary (Brookline, MA) and Antiochian Village Library (Ligonier, PA). 
Here is a list of some personal libraries that were donated to our library over the years:

 Donations from  former faculty Donations from alumni, clergy, and laymen   
 Dr. Georges Barois  Ivan Michaelson Czap
 Alexander Bogolepov  Fr. John Leonard
 Dr. John Boojamara  John Kolchin
 Fr. John Erickson  Fr. Paul Lutov 
 Fr. Georges Florovsky  Metropolitan Makary
 Fr. Thomas Hopko  Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan
 Veselin Kesich  A. Photius Pentikis
 Archbishop Peter L'Hullier  Fr. Anthony Repella
 Fr. John Meyendorff  Fr. Stephen Upson
 Dr. Nicholas Ozerov  Fr. Alexander Warneke
Fr. Alexander Schmemann  
Serge Verhovskoy  

Also, if you would like to make a direct donation to the library please look at our Amazon wishlist. Current patrons can also make purchase suggestions by logging into their library accounts.