From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

View into the Bookroom from Jefferson's Cabinet (Study)
View into the Bookroom from Jefferson's Cabinet (Study)
"I cannot live without books..."
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, June 10, 1815.

Books were one of Thomas Jefferson's great passions. He is known to have owned between 9,000 and 10,000 volumes in his lifetime. This category includes articles on some specific titles owned by Jefferson as well as other topics pertaining to his books and libraries.

Please see information about the Thomas Jefferson's Libraries project being conducted by the Jefferson Library, to compile an integrated list of all titles known to have been owned and/or read by him during his lifetime.

See selected sources on Jefferson's book collections in the Thomas Jefferson Portal

See a list of Suggested Readingswith book titles arranged by topics.