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(Cassette & CD)
Videos
(VHS & DVD)
     
Acupressure/Acupuncture    
African religions and traditions African religions and traditions African religions and traditions
Alchemy   Alchemy
Angels Angels Angels
Anthroposophy   Anthroposophy
Antiquity and ancient history   Antiquity and ancient history
Aromatherapy    
Art Art Art
Astrology Astrology Astrology
Atlantis Atlantis Atlantis
Australian religions and traditions   Australian religions and traditions
Ayurveda Ayurveda Ayurveda
Bach Flower Remedies Bach Flower Remedies  
Bahaiism   Bahaiism
Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad Gita
Bhakti yoga  Bhakti yoga   
Bible studies Bible studies Bible studies
Bon    
Buddhism Buddhism Buddhism
Chakras Chakras Chakras
Celtic religions and traditions Celtic religions and traditions Celtic religions and traditions
Children Children Children
Chinese Medicine    
Chinese religions and traditions Chinese religions and traditions Chinese religions and traditions
Christianity Christianity Christianity
Civilization   Civilization
Color Color  
Comparative religion Comparative religion Comparative religion
Confucianism Confucianism Confucianism
Consciousness Consciousness Consciousness
Cookbooks    
Cosmology and the cosmos Cosmology and the cosmos Cosmology and the cosmos
Creativity Creativity  
Creativity as a Spiritual Path   Creativity as a Spiritual Path
Dalai Lamas Dalai Lamas Dalai Lamas
Dance   Dance
Dead Sea scrolls Dead Sea scrolls Dead Sea scrolls
Death and dying Death and dying Death and dying
Divinatory arts Divinatory arts Divinatory arts
Drama   Drama
Dreams Dreams Dreams
Dzogchen Dzogchen  
Eastern section - general works Eastern section - general works Eastern section - general works
Ecology Ecology Ecology
Education   Education
Ethics Ethics Ethics
Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
Esotericism Esotericism Esotericism
Extrasensory Perception Extrasensory Perception Extrasensory Perception
Fairies and other nature spirits Fairies and other nature spirits Fairies and other nature spirits
Feng shui Feng shui Feng shui
Festivals Festivals Festivals
Folklore and folk traditions Folklore and folk traditions Folklore and folk traditions
Sacred Geometry/Geography Sacred Geometry/Geography Sacred Geometry/Geography
Gnosticism Gnosticism Gnosticism
Goddess Studies Goddess Studies Goddess Studies
Hatha yoga Hatha yoga Hatha yoga
Health and healing Health and healing Health and healing
Herbalism Herbalism Herbalism
Hermeticism Hermeticism Hermeticism
Hindu Hindu Hindu
History History History
Homeopathy    
I Ching I Ching I Ching
Islam Islam Islam
Jainism   Jainism
Japanese religions and traditions Japanese religions and traditions Japanese religions and traditions
Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ
Jnana yoga    
Judaism Judaism  
Jung/Jungian Jung/Jungian Jung/Jungian
Juvenile    
Kabbalah studies Kabbalah studies Kabbalah studies
Karma Karma Karma
Kundalini Kundalini Kundalini
Labyrinth/Mazes Labyrinth/Mazes Labyrinth/Mazes
Lemuria    
Linguistics Linguistics Linguistics
Literature Literature Literature
Madhyamika    
Magic - History of magic Magic - History of magic  
Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism
Martial arts   Martial arts
Masonry/Freemasonry Masonry/Freemasonry Masonry/Freemasonry  
Mahamudra Mahamudra  
Mayan religions and traditions Mayan religions and traditions Mayan religions and traditions
Meditation Meditation Meditation
Metaphysics Metaphysics Metaphysics
Mind and body Mind and body Mind and body
Montessori   Montessori
Music Music Music
Music therapy Music therapy Music therapy
Mysticism Mysticism Mysticism
Mythology Mythology Mythology
Nada yoga    
Native American religions and traditions Native American religions and traditions Native American religions and traditions
Nature Nature Nature
Naturopathy    
Near-death experiences Near-death experiences Near-death experience)
Nonviolence - Ahimsa Nonviolence - Ahimsa Nonviolence - Ahimsa
Numerology Numerology Numerology
Nyingma    
Palmistry    
Parapsychology Parapsychology Parapsychology
Patanjali yoga sutras Patanjali yoga sutras Patanjali yoga sutras
Phenomenology    
Philosophy Philosophy Philosophy
Philosophy of religion Philosophy of religion Philosophy of religion
Physics Physics Physics
Plato Plato Plato
Poetry Poetry Poetry
Psychology Psychology Psychology
Puranas    
Pure Land Buddhism    
Pyramids   Pyramids
Qigong   Qigong
Qur'an/Koran   Qur'an/Koran
Raja yoga Raja yoga  
Reincarnation Reincarnation Reincarnation
Rituals - Rites - Ceremonies Rituals - Rites - Ceremonies  
Rosicrucianism    
Runes Runes  
Sacred sites - Energy centers - Ley lines   Sacred sites - Energy centers - Ley lines
Saivism    
Science Science Science
Shamanism and shamanic traditions Shamanism and shamanic traditions Shamanism and shamanic traditions
Shinto    
Sikhism    
Sociology Sociology Sociology
Spirituality and the spiritual life Spirituality and the spiritual life Spirituality and the spiritual life
Sufism Sufism Sufism
Swedenborg Swedenborg Swedenborg
Symbolism and symbols Symbolism and symbols Symbolism and symbols
Tai-chi and related topics Tai-chi and related topics Tai-chi and related topics
Tantric studies - Tantrism Tantric studies - Tantrism Tantric studies - Tantrism
Taoism Taoism Taoism
Tarot Tarot Tarot
Technology   Technology
Theosophy Theosophy Theosophy
Theosophical biographies Theosophical biographies Theosophical biographies
History of the Theosophical movement History of the Theosophical movement History of the Theosophical movement
Introduction to Theosophy Introduction to Theosophy Introduction to Theosophy
Therapeutic Touch Therapeutic Touch Therapeutic Touch
Theravada Buddhism Theravada Buddhism  
Tibetan religions and traditions Tibetan religions and traditions Tibetan religions and traditions
Transcendentalism   Transcendentalism
Transpersonal psychology Transpersonal psychology Transpersonal psychology
Travel Travel Travel
UFOs    
Upanishads Upanishads Upanishads
Vedanta Vedanta  
Vedas Vedas  
Vegetarianism Vegetarianism Vegetarianism
Waldorf   Waldorf
Women in religion Women in religion Women in religion
Yoga Yoga Yoga
Yogacara    
Zen Zen Zen
Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism

Archives

The Theosophical Society in America Archives exists to identify, collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate materials and information pertaining to the history of the Society and to assist its membership and authorized researchers in understanding and appreciating this rich heritage and how it relates to their lives. This is an ongoing endeavor and is accomplished by collection of personal records, papers, slides, film, photographs, memorabilia, works of art and books from those persons wishing to donate them to this endeavor.

Archivist
Theosophical Society in America
PO Box 270
Wheaton IL 60187-0270

archives@theosophical.org
630-668-1571 ext 353

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African religions and traditions (Books) African religions and traditions (Audios) African religions and traditions (Videos)
Alchemy (Books) Alchemy (Audios) Alchemy (Videos)
Angels (Books) Angels (Audios) Angels (Videos)
Anthroposophy (Books) Anthroposophy (Audios) Anthroposophy (Videos)
Antiquity and ancient history (Books) Antiquity and ancient history (Audios) Antiquity and ancient history (Videos)
Art (Books) Art (Audios) Art (Videos)
Astrology (Books) Astrology (Audios) Astrology (Videos)
Atlantis (Books) Atlantis (Audios) Atlantis (Videos)
Australian religions and traditions (Books) Australian religions and traditions (Audios) Australian religions and traditions (Videos)
Bahaiism (Books) Bahaiism (Audios) Bahaiism (Videos)
Bible studies (Books) Bible studies (Audios) Bible studies (Videos)
Buddhism (Books) Buddhism (Audios) Buddhism (Videos)
Celtic religions and traditions (Books) Celtic religions and traditions (Audios) Celtic religions and traditions (Videos)
Children (Books) Children (Audios) Children (Videos)
Chinese religions and traditions (Books) Chinese religions and traditions (Audios) Chinese religions and traditions (Videos)
Christianity (Books) Christianity (Audios) Christianity (Videos)
Civilization (Books) Civilization (Audios) Civilization (Videos)
Comparative religion (Books) Comparative religion (Audios) Comparative religion (Videos)
Consciousness (Books) Consciousness (Audios) Consciousness (Videos)
Cookbooks (Books) Cookbooks (Audios) Cookbooks (Videos)
Cosmology and the cosmos (Books) Cosmology and the cosmos (Audios) Creativity (Videos)
Creativity (Books) Cosmology and the cosmos (Audios) Creativity (Videos)
Dance (Books) Dance (Audios) Dance (Videos)
Dead Sea scrolls (Books) Dead Sea scrolls (Audios) Dead Sea scrolls (Videos)
Death and dying (Books) Death and dying (Audios) Death and dying (Videos)
Divinatory arts (Books) Divinatory arts (Audios) Divinatory arts (Videos)
Drama (Books) Drama (Audios) Drama (Videos)
Dreams (Books) Dreams (Audios) Dreams (Videos)
Eastern section - general works (Books) Eastern section - general works (Audios) Eastern section - general works (Videos)
Ecology (Books) Ecology (Audios) Ecology (Videos)
Education (Books) Education (Audios) Education (Videos)
Ancient Egypt (Books) Ancient Egypt (Audios) Ancient Egypt (Videos)
Esotericism (Books) Esotericism (Audios) Esotericism (Videos)
Extrasensory Perception (Books) Extrasensory Perception (Audios) Extrasensory Perception (Videos)
Fairies and other nature spirits (Books) Fairies and other nature spirits (Audios) Fairies and other nature spirits (Videos)
Festivals (Books) Festivals (Audios) Festivals (Videos)
Folklore and folk traditions (Books) Folklore and folk traditions (Audios) Folklore and folk traditions (Videos)
Gnosticism (Books) Gnosticism (Audios) Gnosticism (Videos)
Goddess Studies (Books) Goddess Studies (Audios) Goddess Studies (Videos)
Health and healing (Books) Health and healing (Audios) Health and healing (Videos)
Hermeticism (Books) Hermeticism (Audios) Hermeticism (Videos)
History (Books) History (Audios) History (Videos)
Islam (Books) Islam (Audios) Islam (Videos)
Jainism (Books) Jainism (Audios) Jainism (Videos)
Japanese religions and traditions (Books) Japanese religions and traditions (Audios) Japanese religions and traditions (Videos)
Jesus Christ (Books) Jesus Christ (Audios) Jesus Christ (Videos)
Judaism (Books) Judaism (Audios) Judaism (Videos)
Juvenile books (Books) Juvenile books (Audios) Juvenile books (Videos)
Kabbalah studies (Books) Kabbalah studies (Audios)

Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library

Henry S,  Olcott

The Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton IL 60187
(630) 668-1571, ext. 304, library@theosophical.org

LIBRARY HOURS (Central Time),
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 - noon, 1:00 - 5:00
Evenings Tuesday through Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 (September - May),
Sunday and Monday Closed
DIRECTIONS 

 

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library is a unique library bringing together the religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions of the East and West, emphasizing the Ancient Wisdom tradition—Theosophy.

Founded in 1926 and named after Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society, the library is located at the Society's national center in Wheaton, Illinois.

The library’s collection of more than 20,000 titles of books, periodicals, video, and audio recordings is one of the finest in the country. Some of the many subjects included are Theosophy, Eastern philosophy and religions, comparative religion, esoteric Christianity, mysticism, mythology, psychology, parapsychology, meditation, healing, death and dying, astrology, and yoga.

 

Borrowing Privileges

Membership in the Theosophical Society in America includes library borrowing privileges (in person or by mail); however, members must register for this benefit with the library. Nonmembers may register for library privileges for an annual fee of $30.00 (local borrower) or $40.00 (mail borrower). Borrowing privileges are limited to persons residing in the United States. Click here for a User Registration Form, which can be printed out. It must be filled out, signed, and sent to the library by postal mail or fax. Instructions are included on the form.

Loan Policy

Type of Material

Loan Limit

Loan Period

Late fee
per day

Maximum
Late fee

Loss or Damage
Processing fee

Local

Mail

Book

Up to 5 titles

4 weeks

6 weeks

10¢ per item

$10.00

$10.00

Audio Recording

Up to 4 titles

4 weeks

6 weeks

10¢ per item

$10.00

$10.00

Video Recording
(No Renewals)

Up to 2 titles
with rental fee

2 weeks
$2.00

4 weeks
$3.00

50¢ per item

$10.00

$10.00

 

* To ensure the timely availability of material to all our patrons, late fees are assessed on all past due materials.

** A processing fee of $10 per title will be charged for any materials lost or damaged while in the patron’s possession. Additionally, the patron is responsible for the item’s replacement cost, plus applicable overdue fines.

Renewal Process

  • Video recodings may not be renewed. Registered users of the library may renew other materials directly through the Online Library Catalog  when signed into their account.

Borrowing by Mail

  • ELIGIBILITY: The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library can lend materials only to persons residing within the United States.
  • REQUEST FORMS: Requests to borrow materials by mail should be made in writing. A preprinted order form is available upon request. Registered users of the library may place borrowing requests directly from the Online Library Catalog  .
  • DUE DATE: The due date on material borrowed by mail allows two additional weeks for travel time. Materials must be returned to reach the library by the due date specified.
  • SHIPPING: Borrowed materials may be returned in the same packaging in which they were received, by using the return labels provided. All materials may be shipped through some trackable means or insured which includes tracking. Borrowers pay the return postage.

 

Online Catalog

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library is the center of an online catalog shared with other Theosophical libraries, currently the library of the New York Theosophical Society and the Krotona Library (Ojai, California).To go to the Theosophical Society Libraries Online Catalog .


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