SWITZERLAND

St Gallen
   
Stiftbibliothek St Gallen:
(One of the greatest medieval manuscript libraries of Western Europe),

Klosterhof 6d
Postfach CH-9004 St.Gallen

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)
71 227 34 16

The Main Hall or baroque library open hours vary, but during the spring and summer months, June through September
Mon-Sat 9.00-12.00 and 1.30-5.00 M-Sat. Sunday till 4.00.

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.