The Abbey Library of St. Gall is a modern institution specialising in medieval studies, codicology and palaeography. The aim of the library is to maintain a collection of literature on the subject of the St. Gall manuscripts that is as complete as possible. In order to remain fully up to date, we are grateful for any tips from users who are well versed in these subjects.
The Reading Room of the Abbey Library has a reference library with the most important reference works and compendiums. Due to space limitations, all additional basic literature is kept in a separate store room, but can be viewed at any time.
It is only possible to view original manuscripts or incunabula in exceptional cases. For this you must send in an application stating the academic purpose of your research, giving reasons why you need to see the original (and cannot, for example, work with the digitalised version on www.cesg.unifr.ch). You must also supply the name of a referee (firstname.lastname@example.org). We reserve the right to restrict the use of originals for reasons of conservation.