New Acquisition: Gutenberg Bible facsimile

We have a new acquisition for our Library special collections! A facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, reproduced from the Bavarian State Library’s copy. Fairfield University faculty in Religious Studies, English, and History requested this purchase to incorporate into their teaching. The two volumes will be on display in the fall and available to students and researchers upon request.

The Gutenberg Bible (1455), named after its printer Johannes Gutenberg, is the first significant book manufactured in the West using metal moveable type which ushered in a 15th century printing revolution that streamlined book production and the advanced the dissemination of knowledge globally. 

To make an appointment to view our Gutenberg Bible facsimile or request it for class use, contact Elise Bochinksi, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at

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Video description: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Elise Bochinski, turns pages of a reproduction of the Gutenberg Bible.