The collection of the Rosicrucian Research Library began in 1916. The current building, which is of Egyptian design, was constructed in 1939.
Dedicated to the pursuit of Rosicrucian knowledge, the Rosicrucian Research Library contains a remarkable collection of books and other research materials on most esoteric subjects, as well as cultural, scientific, and other fascinating material.
The Rosicrucian Research Library's Rare Books Room features the Rosicrucian Manifestos of the early 1600s, first and early edition books by Jacob Boehme, Robert Fludd, Michael Maier, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin, Papus, H. Spencer Lewis, and other authors important in the Rosicrucian and Martinist traditions.
Click here to see images of some of the books on display in the Rare Books Room, with links to their text.
The Alchemical Manuscript Series is a collection of rare, centuries-old alchemical material made available to English readers. It includes translations of important works by the eminent Alchemists Basil Valentine, Anton Kirchweger, Isaac Hollandus, George Ripley, S. Bacstrom, M.D., Alexander Van Suchten, Baron Urbigerus, Johann Becker, and Artephius.
Opportunities for Volunteer Service:
The Library has opportunities for both members and friends who would like to volunteer to help in the growth and care of the collection.
Please contact the Librarian for more information.