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Mount Angel Abbey Library

Lectiones sanctas libenter audire.
Listen readily to holy reading.

Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 4

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About the Library

The library is one of Mount Angel Abbey's principal works of Christian service. Made possible by the gifts of many people, its mission is to serve all who wish to use its resources.

The library strives to serve the scholarly and recreational needs of its patrons for reading, listening and visual materials in many areas of human culture, especially theology, language and literature, philosophy and the arts, as well as the social sciences and natural history.

Patrons of the Abbey's library include the students, faculty and staff of Mount Angel Seminary, scholars and religious professionals of many denominations, and any interested person who requests user and borrower privileges.

Library Hours


Easter Vacation Hours

Wednesday April 16th 8:30 am - 5 pm Evening Closed

Holy Thursday  April 17th  9:00 am - 3:45 pm  Evening Closed

Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday  April 18th - 20th Closed


Regular Hours



Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5 pm

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm*

Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm Closed
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Closed

*Note: Monday evening hours will vary depending on Seminary conference each week.  Possible hours: 8pm - 9:30 pm


Summer Hours (May 12th to September 9th)



Sunday Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm


Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Closed


Contact Information
Administration and Reference Victoria Ertelt 503-845-3102
Circulation and Information Staff 503-845-3303
Interlibrary Loan Sandi Ritchey


ABE Bookseller Laurie Maurer 503-845-3032