Rare Book Room

bookroomThe IBS Rare Book Room contains an extensive collection of Buddhist materials and resources for the academic study of Buddhism and religion.

In 2008, the IBS received a generous gift on behalf of the family of the late Prof. Masatoshi Nagatomi which adds greatly to our collection.

The Rare Book Room is not currently open to the public as we are in the midst of reorganization and cataloging the materials. Please check our website for updates.

Library Resources

The Graduate Theological Union Library, cerated in 1969, holds more than 689,000 items with 188 special archive collections. Areas of the collection receiving special attention includes spirituality, interfaith dialogue, women and religion, racial-ethnic ministries, inculturation, theology and the arts, and theology and the natural science.

All GTU students may obtain a UCB library card at no extra charge which provides access to the rich UCB collections in a variety of fields.

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library holds an extensive collection of material on East Asian culture and Buddhist studies.

The Institute of East Asian Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley are also invaluable sources of information.