Since its foundation in 1946, the WCC Library, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation and provision of information resources documenting the history of the modern ecumenical movement, as well as working closely with WCC Archives to safeguard the institutional memory of the WCC and its predecessor organizations.
Today the WCC Library, housed in Bossey, serves the academic needs of the Ecumenical Institute, students, faculty, researchers, visitors, and WCC staff, thus furthering ecumenical theological education and research on campus and globally.
The WCC Library holds about 100,000 volumes
and 900 specialized periodicals, some more than a
century old. This includes a unique and comprehensive
collection on ecumenism and the history of the
ecumenical movement since the early 20th century,
and collections in specialized areas such as biblical
hermeneutics, social ethics, missiology, contextual
theology, and interfaith dialogue.