Books and Catalogues

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Online Books & Papers

Commentaries online - and available for download

Each volume in several commentary series, listed for the STEP Library

Theology books online - and available for download

A huge collection, not yet organised by subject, listed for the STEP Library

Books of Extra-Biblical Ancient literature online - and available for download

A growing collection, not yet organised by subject, listed for the STEP Library

Books of Bible Manuscripts and Editions online - and available for download

A small collection so far. Collaboration invited here

Early Christian Writings 

- Online Books, whole books, mostly scholarly. Well classified.

Biblical Studies books 

- Online Books: A growing number of whole books, mostly scholarly.


Online - full books:Full texts by recognised religious scholars.


Religious Books online: Popular Jewish background books (incl. Edersheim, Lightfoot Talmud, GinzbergLegends) but no footnotes

BELIEVE Religious Information Source

collection of over 3,000 articles by respected scholars on around 900 religious subjects.

Buying online ebooks

If you can't get it free, you could try buying ebooks from Zondervan

Project Guttenburg

25,000 books, well catalogued. Now all found at


Database of online academic collections, half of which aren't indexed by Google.

400 other lists of books

An Australian project to collect all the collections of online books. An endless task.


Tyndale Library Catalogue

Links directly to new & used bookshops when you've found the book, without extra typing. Records formatted for pasting straight into your footnotes or bibliography.

Library of Congress Catalogue

The biggest English-language library catalogue in the world.


"All" the UK academic libraries in one searchable database - ie the British Library and 24 others.

British Library - Portico

Information, Journal photocopy service (costs money), Online Catalogue.

English Short Title Catalogue - pre-1800 English publications, details

Details on v irtually all English publications before 1800 in UK, USA, Canada  etc

Early English Books Online (pre-1800 English publications, whole work online)

Scans of a large proportion of English publications before 1800 in UK, USA, Canada  etc

Cambridge University Library

Online Catalogue and lots more

Tubingen Library

A huge Theological section, specilising in German works but covering all languages

Harvard libraries - 11 university-class libraries in one huge database

A fast search engine, but not the easiest to use.

WorldCat - find a library near you

Searches the catalogues in a geographical location to find the nearest copy.


Amazon Online Bookshop :USA  + UK + Germany

USA has bigger discounts and more books, incl. Used. Worth using for their hugeSearch database


Great discounts on Biblical Studies books, and a searchable catalogue.

Dove Booksellers - Theology

New and Used books from a specialist Biblical Studies bookseller

Philip & Rosalind Lund & Gage Postal Books

Large secondhand Theological booksellers in England

Eisenbrauns Scholars' Source & their Programming.tyndale (talk) 14:03, 24 June 2014 (UTC)USED used books

The pick of Biblical & background material, especially good for ANE studies


"The worlds largest bookfinding service", now run by Amazon

Advanced Book Exchange

International collection of second-hand bookshops. Can choose the country.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

A good starting point for second-hand books


"Rent" eBooks or buy them then sell them back again..


European based, but also other countries. Can look up specialty.

Theological Commons

Theology books scanned at Princeton, searchable by Author & Title