The Theosophical
Society in Australia

With International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India.

The Campbell Theosophical Research Library

a wealth of material on Theosophy in Australia, the world's great religions and alternative spiritual philosophies.

The Campbell Theosophical Research Library is a specialist research and reference facility, of particular significance to those researching Theosophy and The Theosophical Society in relation to the history of religions and alternative spiritual philosophies in Australia. It has a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals and pamphlets relating to theosophy, the theosophical movement, its history, and other subjects related to the objects of the Theosophical Society. It also has material that, while not directly related to the Theosophical movement, gives a wider historical and cultural context for theosophical authors and their works.

The periodicals collection has material dating from before the founding of the Theosophical Society in 1875, with publications from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For the Australian Section of the Society, the Library has journals from 1892 to the present. Anyone interested in its collection is most welcome to visit The Campbell Theosophical Research Library by appointment. Although material may not be borrowed, a photocopying/scanning service is available. Enquiries are welcome. Meanwhile, explore the links below.

Catalogue of The Campbell Library and TS Lodge/Branch Libraries
Our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of resources in the Campbell Library and Libraries of the Lodges and Branches around Australia.

Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals
About the Union Index
A unique and globally useful research tool established and maintained by The Campbell Library. It is usually updated in March, June, September and November. It now has 234,369 entries from 152 periodicals. It/This index has a Search and List facility.

Search Index of Theosophical Periodicals
Provides an online search of the Union Index. The facility is active and ongoing. It is updated frequently. There is a directory of current source indices. The Australian subset, searchable separately, is incorporated (see below).

Search Index of Australian Theosophical Periodicals
Provides an online search of the Australian subset of the Union Index. It is updated frequently.

Search Index of The Theosophist
Provides an online search of the index to The Theosophist within the Union Index. It is updated frequently.

Links to Theosophical Texts Online
Provides an extensive collection of direct links to the texts of a large number of theosophical books and other material available online. “Theosophical” is used in a broad and eclectic sense.

Index of The Adyar Library Bulletin
Provides an index of a significant portion of the material contained in BrahmavidyaThe Adyar Library Bulletin. It currently has more than 3000 entries. It has a Search and List facility.

A New Index to The Theosophist, Volumes 1-3
Supplementary to the Index contained in the Union Index, and a work in progress. A revised index to these early volumes of The Theosophist, including some corrections, clarifications, re-orderings. 1974 items with over 400 additional entries.

The Campbell Library Theosophical Pamphlet, Handbill and Booklet Collection
The Campbell Library holds a large historical collection of these items. Numbering in excess of 600 they date from 1892 to the present time.

Campbell Library Newsletters
An occasional online Newsletter of The Campbell Theosophical Research Library.

New Aquisitions
Books and other material recently added to The Campbell Theosophical Research Library collection.

From the Campbell Library Collection
Provides information about approximately 200 Selected Publications, as well as about some selected subjects: Biographical, H.P. Blavatsky, Book Reviews, Consciousness and ‘Ways of Knowing’, Indology, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Australian Periodicals.

The Library will be happy to receive suggestions about further material, and corrections of errors.


The Campbell Theosophical Research Library
The Theosophical Society in Australia
Level 2, 162 Goulburn Street,

TEL: 02 9264 7056


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