The Hong Kierkegaard Library

Welcome and Mission Statement

The Hong

Kierkegaard Library

Center for Research and Publication

Mission Statement: The Hong Kierkegaard Library (HKL) serves as the world’s official repository for books by Soren Kierkegaard as well as those influencing and influenced by his authorship. The HKL offers programs and courses aimed at stimulating and nurturing the study of Kierkegaard among St.Olaf students and faculty, as well as domestic and international scholars. The HKL is both a Special Collection and a Center for Research and Publication and as such, it fosters an intellectual community highly conducive to reflection on faith and values.


The HKL stands as an international center for scholarship of Kierkegaard and of existentialism that serves students, scholars, faculty, alumni, and community members.

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St. Olaf Students

The HKL provides various opportunities for students to connect with the workings of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.

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Faculty and Scholars 

Faculty and scholars have the opportunity to use the resources of the HKL through research, fellowships, programs, lectures and events.

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News and Events

All who are interested in the worlds of Soren Kierkegaard have access to upcoming and recorded lectures, events and more.

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