Researchers are always welcome to use HMML’s resources during open hours. It is asked that researchers download and read HMML's microfilm and digital collection usage guidelines. Researchers will be asked to provide identification and basic information about their interest in HMML. We recommend that visiting scholars contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve a study carrel, especially during the summer months. Those who are coming from a long distance or for extended stays, or those who would like to consult curatorial staff, are encouraged to email or contact Julie Dietman at 320-363-2741 for further assistance.
Getting to HMML
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is located on the campus of Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, which is 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul off Interstate 94 (exit 156), and 10 miles west of St. Cloud, Minnesota. The nearest airport with commercial service is Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP). For transportation from the airport to campus, we recommend Executive Express, which is a van shuttle service. Travel time is approximately two hours, and advance reservations are required. For schedules and online reservations see http://www.executiveexpress.biz/ or call them at 320-253-2226.
There are motels and hotels in the nearby communities (St. Joseph, Avon, St. Cloud). Because there is no public transportation to Saint John’s from those communities, you may wish to consider staying on campus. We are happy to assist you in making room reservations on campus. Please contact us at email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of your stay. Meals are also available year-round on the campus. The Abbey Guesthouse, a handsome newly-built facility overlooking Lake Sagatagan, is also open to scholars, subject to availability. All of the Abbey guestrooms have their own bathrooms and are air-conditioned. For more information see http://www.abbeyguesthouse.org/
Researchers visiting HMML are assigned a study carrel for their exclusive use throughout their stay. Books and papers can be left overnight, but personal computers and other valuables should be removed at the end of each day.
The following technical resources are available to researchers:
Each study carrel has a microfilm reader for the 35mm films used at HMML.
Devices for making paper printouts from microfilms are located in the common study areas available to all at HMML. Researchers can make their own printouts, subject to HMML's guidelines for use of the collections.
HMML can provide high-resolution scans of microfilm upon request, for a fee.
Computer Network Connection
Each study carrel is equipped with an Ethernet computer network cable.
Public Computers (Windows PCs)
There are several public-access computers located in the Alcuin Library, next to HMML. At HMML scholars may use dedicated PCs for viewing digitized manuscripts.
Questions about HMML's resources for scholars can be directed to:
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321-7300