The Louise Folsom Memorial Library

The Louise Folsom Memorial Library, housed in the Amistad Room at Plymouth Church, is a collection of both progressive and classic books intended to support theological learning, faith development, and deeper Christian practice.

Topics are extensive, and include theology, world religions, church life, LGBTQ, spiritual practice, peace and justice, prayer, aging and dying, parenting, as well as biblical study and reference materials, a large collection of Jesus Seminar writings, plus much more.

Books are available to Plymouth members and friends for one-month check-out periods. All are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful resource! Books are arranged in color-coded topical sections, making browsing very easy. Additionally, the books are catalogued online through Follow the link below to see Plymouth's collection. The "tag" will indicate in which section of the library the book can be found. The LibraryThing website provides opportunity to make comments about books in our collection, in addition to reading reviews from other readers. Explore!


The Louise Folsom Memorial Library recently went through a complete over-haul, with lots more breathing room and a fresh, colorful system that makes browsing for books easy and engaging. Some new sections have been created that might be of particular interest…Devotionals; For Women; Biblical Scholarship; Essays; Parry Lecturers; on and on! Pop in and take a look (and check out a book!)

If you’re looking for some suggestions for light summer reads, try The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris, A Stone for a Pillow by Madeleine L’Engle; or Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott , or perhaps a daily devotional to keep your spiritual practice going while enjoying your summer vacation! 

--Cammy Sutter, on behalf of the Library Task Force

Did you know we now have an on-line catalog? From the Plymouth website, follow the Connections tab to the LibraryThing link. You can browse from home to see what the library has; the “tag” field will tell you in what physical section of the library you will find the book. This is a work in progress, with more than 200 books entered so far (

Click here to access Plymouth's online catalog.