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HMML: Visitors are always welcome to the HMML Reading Room and Exhibitions, open during Alcuin Library hours. HMML offices are staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Saint John’s Bible Gallery: Open Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturdays June 6 – December 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. There are no weekend hours from mid-December until June 6. During the year, there are no Sunday hours. The Bible Gallery is CLOSED the following 2020 dates: January 1st, April 10th, May 25th, July 3rd and 4th, September 5th and 7th, October 3rd, November 25, 26, 27, 28. The Bible gallery will also be closed from December 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021. See the Bible gallery page for more details. 

HMML is accessible through Alcuin Library, which is located across from the Abbey Church. Enter Alcuin Library through the main doors and go down to the lower level via stairs or elevator. The entrance to HMML will be found to your left as you enter the lower level. Parking is available in the Mary Hall or Flagpole lots, or near the Abbey Church. If you need assistance, please call 320-363-3514.

To reach Saint John’s University
From Saint Cloud:
Take Division Street (County Road 75) west through Saint Joseph, which will merge with I-94. Take I-94 West to exit 156. Follow the signs south to Saint John’s University.

From the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area:
Take I-94 West to exit 156. Follow the signs south to Saint John’s University.

From the MSP Airport:
Take I-494 west to I-94 West, then continue on I-94 West to exit 156. Follow the signs south to Saint John’s University.

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Visitor information
For more information about Saint John’s University, please see the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University website. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming events all around campus. The Saint John’s campus features the Abbey Church designed by Marcel Breuer, beautiful Lake Sagatagan, the Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum, the Saint John’s Pottery Studio and more.

All guests may dine in the Saint John’s University Refectory or Sexton Commons. See weekly hours and menu options.

For lodging, restaurants, entertainment, sports, and recreation in the Saint Cloud Area, please see the Central Minnesota Visitor’s Guide. For things to do and see throughout Minnesota, please see Explore Minnesota or call 1-888-TOURISM.

Visiting scholars

Executive Express  provides shuttle service from the MSP airport to the Saint John’s campus. Travel time is slightly over two hours, and advance reservations are required. See schedules and online reservations or call 320-253-2226.

HMML can assist you in making room reservations on campus. Please email at least two weeks in advance of your planned stay. Meals are available on campus year-round. The Abbey Guesthouse, a handsome facility overlooking Lake Sagatagan, is also open to scholars, subject to availability. All of the Abbey Guesthouse rooms have private baths and are air-conditioned. See further details about your designated space at HMML on the Scholar Services page.

Phone  320-363-3514
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2835 Abbey Plaza | PO Box 7300
Collegeville, Minnesota 56321