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.
Rare Books and Manuscripts Room
The new Rare Books and Manuscripts Room includes first editions of the Rosicrucian Manifestos (1614, 1615, and 1616), rare books by Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Francis Bacon, Robert Fludd, Michael Maier, and many other extremely rare books and manuscripts, all of which are currently stored in a vault.
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.
Special Member Library Tours
Each month, on the Sunday of the Mystical Weekend, a special Rosicrucian Member tour of the Research Library is presented from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. All are welcome.
For the calendar of events including the Mystical Weekend dates, please visit www.rosicruciancommunity.org.