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Abbey library & cathedral, St. Gallen, Switzerland

The St. Gallen abbey library, one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world, is synonymous with the St. Gallen abbey precinct, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

Baroque hall in the abbey library

Unesco World Heritage Site

The abbey library in St. Gallen is the oldest in Switzerland, and one of the largest and oldest monastery libraries in the world.

Its exceptionally valuable collection of books manifests the development of European culture, as well as documenting the cultural accomplishments of St. Gallen’s monastery from the 8th century right through to the abbey’s dissolution in the year 1805.

Fundamental works on European ecclesiastical history, which have been solicitously handed down through the ages, are stored here for safekeeping. As a result of this, UNESCO decided in 1983 to include the St. Gallen abbey library, together with the entire abbey precinct, in its list of World Heritage Sites. The undisputed jewel in the collection is the mainly indigenous corpus of manuscripts dating back to the time of Charlemagne and the Emperor Otto in the 8th – 11th centuries AD.

The abbey church is one of the last religious monumental edifices to be built in the late Baroque era.

St. Gallen Abbey Library on the interactive map

Fundamental works on European ecclesiastical history, which have been solicitously handed down through the ages, are stored here for safekeeping. As a result of this, UNESCO decided in 1983 to include the St. Gallen abbey library, together with the entire abbey precinct, in its list of World Heritage Sites. The undisputed jewel in the collection is the mainly indigenous corpus of manuscripts dating back to the time of Charlemagne and the Emperor Otto in the 8th – 11th centuries AD.

The abbey church is one of the last religious monumental edifices to be built in the late Baroque era.

Opening times: Baroque hall and exhibition:
Monday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Opening times:  reading room / lending library:
Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 11.45 and 13.45 - 17.00

St. Gallen Abbey Library 
Klosterhof 6D   
CH-9004  St. Gallen

(T) +41 71 227 34 16
(F) +41 71 227 34 18

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www.stibi.ch

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