Beinecke Library, Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University is believed to be the largest building anywhere that is used only for the preservation and display of rare books. Like its rivals at Harvard and Princeton, it is home to a Gutenberg Bible. The copy here is the centerpiece display of the library, and is more accessible to the public than typical of other university collections. The Beinecke Gutenberg is a complete edition printed on paper.
Scheide Library, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
The Scheide Library of Princeton University constitutes the universities collection of rare books. Like its counterparts at Harvard and Yale, it is home to a paper edition of the Gutenberg Bible. In addition, it boasts three other extremely early and rare Bible volumes: a 36-line Bible, which was the second edition printed after the Gutenberg; and other printings from 1460 and 1462.
Lilly Library, Indiana University
The Lilly Library of Indiana University is home to what is probably the largest rare book collection of any university in the Midwest. It is the unlikely home of a Gutenberg Bible, the only one to be found between the Northeast and Texas. The edition here, printed on paper, unfortunately constitutes only the New Testament. The other half of this copy can be found in the university library of Mons in Belgium.
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, UTA
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin is a relatively newer institution built out of a number of rare book collections. It acquired a copy of the Gutenberg Bible in the 1970s, the last to be bought or sold in the United States. It is the only complete copy located between Washington DC and Los Angeles, and interestingly the only edition of any sort to be found in the Bible Belt. The volume here is printed on paper.