Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

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Library Use Privileges
Guests are welcome to visit the Archabbey Library and use its collections on site. Guests, however, are not able to borrow material for out-of-library use. Reference, circulating books and print periodical collections are accessible in open stacks.

Computer Access
Databases and online full-text periodicals can be accessed through publicly available computer terminals. Wireless access is also available for anyone wishing to use a laptop computer.

Special Collections
Any guests wishing to use materials from the Archabbey Library’s Rare Book Collection should contact the library well in advance of visiting. Access to the Rare Book Collection is limited to researchers whose projects can benefit from use of the collection.

Exhibits
The Archabbey Library hosts art exhibits in the Library Gallery throughout the year. The library also features exhibits of materials from its Rare Book Collection. Exhibits are free and open to the public. For information about current exhibits, see the Events Page on the Saint Meinrad Archabbey website.

Hours
Because of changes in the seminary and monastery schedule, the Archabbey Library’s hours fluctuate throughout the year. Please consult the Hours Page of the library website before planning a trip. Saint Meinrad operates on Central Time.

Accessibility
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is accessible to handicapped patrons. Entrances to both the top and bottom floors have been designed for accessibility. The handicapped entrance to the bottom floor is through the double glass doors near the loading dock directly across from Marty Gym on the south side of the building. The entrance is equipped with an intercom through which you can communicate with the Circulation Desk and request entry.

When entering from the monastery or the seminary, use the ramp to the left of the main stairs leading down to the top floor entrance. Handicapped patrons who would like to request special help in accessing the library or using its collections should call ahead to (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or email.

Borrowing Privileges
For students, the loan period for circulating books is 30 days with two 30-day renewals. Books can be renewed online using the link at the top of the library’s search page, by calling the library at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or in person at the Circulation Desk. DVDs, videocassettes and CDs from the Vibrary have a seven-day loan period with two seven-day renewals. To begin borrowing books, students must complete and sign an application.

Access to Online Resources
Databases, online journals, e-books and electronic reference sources, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online, can be accessed from any computer on the Hill. For off-campus access, users need to log in to use electronic resources. When attempting to access these resources from off campus, users will be prompted to enter their 14-digit library account numbers and the first five letters of their last names. The library can supply users with their account numbers by phone at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email.

Interlibrary Loan
If Archabbey Library does not have a book or article, it will borrow it from another library at the user’s request. In most cases, there is no charge for this service. To request something through Interlibrary Loan, send a request with our online form or drop off a request at the Circulation Desk. All Interlibrary Loan materials must be picked up at Archabbey Library. If unable to pick up requested materials at the Archabbey Library, it may be more effective to try to find the material at an academic library or use the Interlibrary Loan service of a local public library. Almost all public libraries will request material for local patrons through Interlibrary Loan without charge.

Borrowing from Other Libraries
Saint Meinrad has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with the following library consortia:

Academic Libraries of Indiana
Almost every college and university in Indiana is a member of Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI). Anyone with borrowing privileges at an ALI library can borrow items directly from other ALI libraries. Click on the link to see the list of ALI member libraries. To set up borrowing privileges at an ALI library, please begin by contacting the Archabbey Library by phone at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email.

Team-A Libraries
Team-A is a consortium of five seminary libraries in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Member libraries are the Archabbey Library, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Library, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, Ashbury Theological Seminary Library and Lexington Theological Seminary Library.

Document Delivery
If you are unable to get to the library and you need a copy of an article from a periodical or a short section of a book owned by the Archabbey Library that is accessible only in print format, we will send you a PDF copy of the article. For document delivery, fill out our online form with your request.

Research Consultation
A librarian will be glad to help you find books and articles for your research. You can make a request for research assistance by calling (812) 357-6566 or by emailing Dan Kolb.

Accessibility
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is accessible to handicapped patrons. Entrances to both the top and bottom floors have been designed for accessibility. The handicapped entrance to the bottom floor is through the double glass doors near the loading dock directly across from Marty Gym on the south side of the building. The entrance is equipped with an intercom through which you can communicate with the Circulation Desk and request entry.

When entering from the monastery or the seminary, use the ramp to the left of the main stairs leading down to the top floor entrance. Handicapped patrons who would like to request special help in accessing the library or using its collections should call ahead to (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or email.

Borrowing Privileges
For faculty, the loan period for circulating books is 120 days with two 120-day renewals. Books can be renewed online using the link at the top of the library’s search page, by calling the library at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or in person at the circulation desk. DVDs, videocassettes and CDs from the Vibrary have a seven-day loan period with two seven-day renewals. To begin borrowing books, faculty must complete and sign an application.

Access to Online Resources
Databases, online journals, e-books and electronic reference sources, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online, can be accessed from any computer on the Hill. For off-campus access, users need to log in to access electronic resources. When attempting to access these resources from off campus, users will be prompted to enter their 14-digit library account numbers and the first five letters of their last names. The library can supply users with their account numbers by phone at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email.

Interlibrary Loan
If the Archabbey Library does not have a book or article, it will borrow it from another library upon request. In most cases, there is no charge for this service. To request something through Interlibrary Loan, send your request through our online form or drop off your request at the Circulation Desk.

Borrowing from Other Libraries
Saint Meinrad has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with the following library consortia:

Academic Libraries of Indiana
Almost every college and university in Indiana is a member of Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI). Anyone with borrowing privileges at an ALI library can borrow items directly from other ALI libraries. Click on the link to see the list of ALI member libraries. To set up borrowing privileges at an ALI library, please begin by contacting the Archabbey Library by phone (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email

Team-A Libraries
Team-A is a consortium of five seminary libraries in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Member libraries are Archabbey Library, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Library, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, Ashbury Theological Seminary Library and Lexington Theological Seminary Library.

Document Delivery
If you are unable to get to the library and you need a copy of an article from a periodical that is accessible only in print format, we will send you a PDF copy of the article. For document delivery, use our online form to send your request.

Accessibility
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is accessible to handicapped patrons. Entrances to both the top and bottom floors have been designed for accessibility. The handicapped entrance to the bottom floor is through the double glass doors near the loading dock directly across from Marty Gym on the south side of the building. The entrance is equipped with an intercom through which you can communicate with the Circulation Desk and request entry.

When entering from the monastery or the seminary, use the ramp to the left of the main stairs leading down to the top floor entrance. Handicapped patrons who would like to request special help in accessing the library or using its collections should call ahead to (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or email.

Borrowing Privileges
For co-workers, the loan period for circulating books is 30 days with two 30-day renewals. Books can be renewed online using the link at the top of the library’s search page, by calling the circulation desk at (812) 357-6401 or in person at the circulation desk. DVDs, videocassettes and CDs from the Vibrary have a seven-day loan period with two seven-day renewals. To begin borrowing books, co-workers must complete and sign an application.

Access to Online Resources
Databases, online journals, e-books and electronic reference sources, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online, can be accessed from any computer on the Hill. For off-campus access, users need to log in to access electronic resources. When attempting to access these resources from off campus, users will be prompted to enter their 14-digit library account numbers and the first five letters of their last names. The library can supply users with their account numbers by phone at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email.

Interlibrary Loan
If the Archabbey Library does not have a book or article, it will borrow it from another library at your request. In most cases, there is no charge for this service.To request something through Interlibrary Loan, send a request with our online form or drop off a request at the Circulation Desk.

Document Delivery
If you are unable to get to the library and you need a copy of an article from a periodical that is accessible only in print format, we will send you a PDF copy of the article.For document delivery, fill out our online form with your request.

Accessibility
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is accessible to handicapped patrons. Entrances to both the top and bottom floors have been designed for accessibility. The handicapped entrance to the bottom floor is through the double glass doors near the loading dock directly across from Marty Gym on the south side of the building. The entrance is equipped with an intercom through which you can communicate with the Circulation Desk and request entry.

When entering from the monastery or the seminary, use the ramp to the left of the main stairs leading down to the top floor entrance. Handicapped patrons who would like to request special help in accessing the library or using its collections should call ahead to (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or email.

Access to Online Resources
Archabbey Library provides access to two major databases for Saint Meinrad alumni. Both ATLA Serials and JSTOR contain full-text articles on religion and theology from journals and magazines as well as articles on a host of related subjects. These range from scholarly peer-reviewed articles to magazine and newspaper articles and opinion pieces. To access these databases, log in to the Alumni Website and click on the left menu tab for “Online Resources.” If you do not have an alumni website account, you can sign up for a free account in just a few easy steps.

Library Use Privileges
Alumni are welcome to visit the Archabbey Library and use its collections on site. Alumni, however, are not able to borrow material for out-of-library use. Reference materials, circulating books and print periodical collections are accessible in open stacks. Databases and online full-text periodicals can be accessed through publicly available computer terminals in the library. Wireless access is also available for anyone wishing to use a laptop computer.

Document Delivery
If an alumnus is unable to get to the library and needs a copy of an article from a periodical or a short passage from a book owned by the Archabbey Library that is accessible only in print format, we will be glad to make and forward a PDF copy electronically. For document delivery, fill out our online form with your request.

Research Consultation
A librarian will be glad to help you find books and articles for your research and help you locate material either electronically or at a library near you. You can make a request for research assistance by calling (812) 357-6566 or by emailing Dan Kolb.

Accessibility
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is accessible to handicapped patrons. Entrances to both the top and bottom floors have been designed for accessibility. The handicapped entrance to the bottom floor is through the double glass doors near the loading dock directly across from Marty Gym on the south side of the building. The entrance is equipped with an intercom through which you can communicate with the Circulation Desk and request entry.

When entering from the monastery or the seminary, use the ramp to the left of the main stairs leading down to the top floor entrance. Handicapped patrons who would like to request special help in accessing the library or using its collections should call ahead to (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or email the library.

Access to Online Resources
All lecturers, aspirants, and candidates in the Saint Meinrad Permanent Deacon Formation Program can access electronic databases, online journals, e-books, and electronic reference sources, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online. When attempting to access these resources from off campus, users will be prompted to enter their 14-digit library account numbers and the first five letters of their last names. The library can supply users with their account numbers by phone at (800) 987-7311 or (812) 357-6401, or by email.

Document Delivery
If you are unable to get to the library and you need a copy of an article from a periodical that is accessible only in print format, we will send you a PDF copy of the article. For document delivery, send the library an email.

Research Assistance
A librarian will be glad to help you find books and articles for your research. You can make a request for research assistance by calling (812) 357-6566 or by email.