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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Bibles at Gould Library

Searching for bible versions can be more complicated than you think! Refer to this guide for advice.

A note about Bibles at Carleton College

The Gould Library does not specialize in Bible collections, but does have a number of important versions available. You can view them here.

American Standard Version

The American Standard Version (ASV) is rooted in the work that was done with the Revised Version (RV) (a late 19th-century British revision of the King James Version of 1611)

To find more American Standard Bibles in our library, please click here

Revised Standard Version

The Revised Standard Version (RSV) is a revision of the King James Version, the Revised Version, and American Standard Version.

To find more Revised Standard Bibles in our library, please click here

King James Version

The King James Version (KJV) is the first version of Scripture authorized by the Protestant church and commissioned by England's King James I. Also known as Authorized Version (AV). 

To find more King James Bibles in our library, please click here

Douay-Rheims Version

The Douay-Rheim Bible (DRB), which is also sometimes called merely the Douay Bible or abbreviated as the D-R Bible, is the oldest full Roman Catholic Bible translation in English. It is a literal translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible. 

To find more Douay-Rheim Bible, please click here