Mount Angel Abbey Library

Housed in a world-renowned building designed by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, the Mount Angel Abbey Library provides the Abbey community with access to a large collection of books and other library materials in a wide range of subjects.

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"Listen readily to holy reading."
Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 4

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

*Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Day Evening
Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
*Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed

*Note: Monday evening hours will vary depending on Seminary conference each week. Possible hours: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Best to call ahead to confirm.

Spring/Easter Vacation Hours

  Day Evening
Sunday Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed

**Closed for Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

Open Easter Monday from 9-4

Summer Hours

  Day Evening
Sunday Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed


Contact Information


Administration and Reference Victoria Ertelt 503-845-3102
Circulation and Information Staff 503-845-3303
Interlibrary Loan Sandi Ritchey 503-845-3317
ABE Bookseller Laurie Maurer 503-845-3032



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