The Father Georges Florovsky Library

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The Father Georges Florovsky Library at St Vladimir’s Seminary is a pan-Orthodox resource serving all levels of St Vladimir’s 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, pastoral—in order to form and cultivate future leaders and servants in the Orthodox Church and the academy.

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

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, Orthodox 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.

Dn Andrew Kayaian, Librarian, x365

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Mon-Thur: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

NON-STAFFED LIBRARY HOURS (with security card):
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-8:30 am; 9:30 pm-11:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am-6:30 pm
Sun: 12:00 noon-11:00 pm

Highlights from the collection include:

  • The Ostrog Bible, published in 1581. It is the first book printed in the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Personal papers of Fr. Georges Florovsky and Fr. Alexander Schmemann
  • Microfilm archives of the Russian Alaskan Missionary Diocese
  • The Skvir–Buketoff Music Collection

In addition to this vast resource of physical materials, patrons of our Library also enjoy access to the American Theological Library Association Serials (ATLAS) Database (see above). ATLAS is an index to articles in journals and essays in books on theological topics. It contains full-text documents or citations where the full-text is not available.

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 metropolitan New York area.

To make a direct donation to the Library please contact us.

Fr Georges Florovsky Library
575 Scarsdale Rd
Yonkers, NY 10707
+1 (914) 961-8313 x365