(One of the greatest medieval manuscript libraries of Western Europe),
Just off to the right of the Cathedral in downtown St. Gallen in northeast Switzerland. The library is located only about a half mile from the St. Gallen train station.
Phone + (41)
The Main Hall or baroque library open hours vary,
but during the spring and summer months, June through September
During the winter months the library is closed on Sunday.
On Swiss National Holidays the library is closed, and also may be closed on Holiday weekends.
Admission is 7 Swiss Frances(about $4.40).
Felt slippers have to be used on the inlayed hardwood floors. Many glass cases line the approx. 80 feet baroque library containing illuminated manuscripts from the 8th-15th century.
Of particular note are a few 8th century Irish Gospels and the beautifully illuminated Golden Psalter Ca. 900.
There is a small library bookstore at the entrance which has a few great books in English on the manuscripts (most are in German), plus postcards and slide sets.