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, November 24th for Thanksgiving Day. Also, during the week of November 21st to the 25th, the library will not be open during the evening.

Regular Hours (While the Seminary is in Session)

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.

Summer Hours

  Day Evening
Sunday Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed

*Library will be closed on Monday, July 11th, for the Solemnity of St. Benedict and Monday, August 15th for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



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


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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