The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

The Burke Library Main Reading Room

The Burke Library Main Reading Room
The Burke Library is one of the largest theological libraries in North America, with holdings of over 700,000 items, including extensive special collections.

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News & Events

Union Theological Seminary will begin its campus renewal and construction projects in summer 2019. No construction activity will take place in the Burke Library. However, entrance and exit points to the Burke Library may be temporarily impacted, in which case signs will be posted to direct library visitors. Please see Union's campus renewal page for additional information and updates.  


Union Theological Seminary

The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Since its inception in 1836, Union Theological Seminary has treasured the library and its role in research and learning for students, faculty, and the community.

Union is a nondenominational seminary conferring graduate degrees with interdisciplinary concentrations in Bible, Church History, Ethics, Interreligious Engagement, Systematic Theology, and others.