The Bahá’í Reference Library website is the authoritative source for electronic versions of the Bahá’í Writings. The main purpose of the website is to provide high-quality, downloadable versions of the texts.

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The site’s contents are organised in two sections: Authoritative Writings and Guidance—which consists of a number of authoritative texts and messages from Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice—and Other Bahá’í Literature—which consists of texts which explore or expound upon the Bahá’í Teachings. It is anticipated that additional texts and other languages will be made available in the future.

Searches can be performed from anywhere in the Library using the search box in the site navigation menu.

Each section is organized by a list of authors or categorizations, which then contain links to individual publications. For each publication in the Library there is an overview page containing a brief description, a table of contents and download links.


Some functions and aspects of the site are explored on the pages below.