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NYDS students have multiple library resources available to them to enhance the quality and quantity of their learning content, and to facilitate their positive attitude and practiced skills for life-long learning.

First, all students are required to utilize the NYDS Library, including books, periodicals, recordings and DVDs. To assist them, every student is offered a CD with the complete Library catalogue, so that they can search for books wherever they are.

Second, all students will be required to utilize the Center for the Humanities of the New York Public Library, just two blocks from the Seminary. This single Library has 15 million books on 172 miles of shelving, counting all the collections. As many as 1.5 million books are on subjects addressed by seminary courses – including special collections. This Library also holds a copy of the Gutenberg Bible, the Tyndale Bible and the largest single collection of the famed Dead Sea scrolls. Students will be required to do some of their research at this famed Library, perhaps the largest Library in the world. Become introduced to the system by first visiting the Reading Room on the third floor to receive a free access card. Then visit the Catalogue room on the third floor, and type in an author’s name or the title of some books to obtain their special code numbers, fill out a request slip, and receive the books from the Librarians.

At least two branches of the New York Public Library or other public library systems should also be visited, early in the student’s seminary experience, to see what is available – especially at a library near where the student ministers, and another near where the student lives. Public library resources may or may not be useful for seminary studies.

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (www.ccel.org) can be accessed through the Internet. All books are in the public domain (unless specified) and can be copied freely for any purpose.  Some additional internet sources are available at  www.bhcti.org/index.cfm?action=onlineresources.

NYDS students have partial access to twenty large ministry libraries in the New York metropolitan area listed below. For some of these libraries there are free access and borrowing privileges; for others an annual fee is required. The total holdings of these twenty libraries include more than 3,000,000 books, not counting journals, microfilm, and other library resources.

Alliance Theological Seminary
350 North Highland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960 
         914-353-2020 x388

American Bible Society
1865 Broadway
New York, NY 10023  

Drew University
Rose Memorial Library
Madison, NJ 07940 

Fordham University
Duane Library
Bronx, NY 10458

General Theological Seminary
St. Mark's Library
175 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 1011  

George Mercer, Jr. Memorial School of Theology Library
65 Fourth Street
Garden City, NY 11530
         516-248-4800 x73

Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion
The Kiau Library
One W. 4th Street
New York, NY 10012 Dr. 

Seton Hall University
Imaculate Conception Seminary Library
400 S. Orange Ave.
S. Orange, NJ 07079

Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 

Library of the Institute for Advance Studies of World Religions
Rd. 2, Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 

Maryknoll Society Library
Ryder Road
Maryknoll, NY 10545
         914-941-7590 x2515

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
21 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1159 

New York Theological Seminary
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 
         212-532-4012 x33

Nyack College
1 South Blvd.
Nyack, NY 10960 
         914-358-1710 x105

Princeton Theological Seminary
Robert E. Speer Library
Box 111
Princeton, NJ 08542

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
440 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY 11743


St. Joseph's Seminary
201 Seminary Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10704 

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
575 Scarsdale Road
Crestwood, NY 10707

Union Theological Seminary
The Burke Library
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-5792

Yeshiva University
Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraic/Judaica
500 West 185th St.
New York, NY 10033



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