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

Christmas Vacation Library Hours

Friday, December 16th to January 13th

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm  No evening hours

Saturday Dec. 17th, Jan. 7th & 14th

Open 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday Dec. 24th & 31st CLOSED

All Sundays CLOSED during the break

Special Vacation Closures

Tuesday, Dec. 20th Closing at Noon

Thursday, Dec. 22nd Closing at Noon

Friday - Monday Dec. 23rd - 26th CLOSED

Saturday - Monday Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd CLOSED


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





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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