The British Teilhard Association

In this section:

Library Collections

1) The Magnet Library, formerly at St. Leonards-on-Sea, contains a substantial collection of Teilhard books. This theological library was open to the public until 31 October 2016 and will re-open at St. Augustine's College in Kent in January 2017 in a new purpose-built location. Further information on the new location will be provided in due course, but full details of this institution and its Teilhard books can be found at

2) The library at the Bar Convent in York also contains a collection of Teilhard material. This is not a public library, and initial contact should be made via the Reception by telephone on 01904 643 238 or e-mailing  It would be helpful in this initial contact if you could state the reason for your access request, and your institution if appropriate. Reception will then contact the Librarian/Archivist who will return your telephone call or e-mail.

3) Peter Cox PDF - a comprehensive list of all the Teilhard library resources in the UK: a PDF file prepared by Peter Cox of the BTA: Library Books PDF

The BTA Newsletter

Back issues of the Newsletter (1996 - 2011) can be seen by clicking on the box, 'Newsletters', in the navigation menu to the left.

Teilhard books available on the Internet

The American Teilhard Association has helpfully noted that the internet now offers a powerful tool for accessing Teilhard books online. Full details can be found at:

The Internet Archive (, a site providing free public access to digitized titles, may be of special interest to Teilhard scholars.  This non-profit’s Ebook and Texts Archive collection contains twenty-some digitized works by Teilhard, including full text versions of The Phenomenon of Man and The Divine Milieu.

Like many of the site’s nearly three million books, these and other titles by or about Teilhard can be viewed, searched, or downloaded in a variety of formats including PDF, EPUB, Kindle, and Full Text, or they can be read and searched simply on the Internet Archive website. Once there, people can enter a word or phrase and see where it appears and how Teilhard uses it in these different works.

To access the full list of texts pertinent to Teilhard, enter "Teilhard de Chardin" in the Internet Archive "Search" box. 


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