The Kierkegaard Library

A Center for Study and Publication

The Kierkegaard Library is a special collection that serves anyone interested in the writings and ideas of Søren Kierkegaard, the 19th-century Danish philosopher, and related thinkers. The collection includes approximately 11,000 book volumes, some of which are a collection of editions matching those owned by Kierkegaard himself. The library also offers collections of periodical articles, newspaper articles, and archival materials related to Kierkegaard studies, the history of the Library, and the biographies of Howard and Edna Hong. Microfilm, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audiotapes are included. Availability of and access to electronic resources are increasing. As a study and publication center, the Library especially welcomes students and scholars with serious interest in Kierkegaard research.

Hours of Operation

Academic Year: September through May
9 a.m.–12 p.m and 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed on weekends

The Hong Kierkegaard Library will be closed December 22-January 1,
reopening on January 2, 2013.

Summer: June and July
8 a.m.–5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., Monday-Friday
1–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Summer: August
8:30 - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday

To make an appointment to visit the library on weekends or after hours contact Cynthia Lund at

The Seventh International Kierkegaard Conference will take place this coming year in 2013.
For registration information click here.

Program Applications

Applications for summer programs closed on March 15.