The St. John's College Digital Archives provides online access to special collections at the Greenfield Library (Annapolis) and Meem Library (Santa Fe).
Faith and John Meem Library
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to facilitate your studies in a variety of ways. We maintain a comfortable, quiet study space, provide access to program readings and online databases, and offer interlibrary loan services. Feel free to stop by the circulation desk to request a tour or brief orientation to our services. In addition to supporting the academic life of the college, we also offer other resources that nurture your interests beyond the classroom. These include an eclectic DVD collection and a range of print journals, as well as hands-on activities such as book repair and book-making.
The book collection of some 65,000 volumes is especially rich in ancient and modern classics of literature, philosophy, science, and mathematics, both in the original language and in translation.
Meem Library is open to the public. For information about services available to community borrowers and alumni, please visit our Community Services page.
For now the inside of the Meem Library facility will remain closed to everyone but library staff, with the exception of one designated study room where community members may pick up their book requests. We do, however, plan to provide access to our library porches for use as covered outdoor study spaces. We may eventually be able to offer limited access to library study spaces if health and safety conditions improve.
Yes. General collection library materials remain available for circulation. Please follow the instructions for requesting library materials via the library’s online catalog. Library books are available only to current students, faculty, and staff. AV materials and current periodicals circulate for seven days and will be available only to those St. John’s College community members who have been granted campus access. All library books will be due May 20, 2021. Due dates may be adjusted by the librarians based on safety concerns.
Meem Library Room 101 serves as our pick-up location and can be accessed through the south porch door between the armillary sphere and the garden. Hours for Meem 101 will be posted on the door.
We will make every effort to have requests available for pick-up within 24 hours of receipt. We will email you when your books are ready for pick-up. Requested materials will be packaged and labeled with the borrower’s name, and packages will be arranged alphabetically by last name. Only one person at a time should be in this room; please wait your turn on the covered porch if someone is already in the room.
Those students who do not have campus access can request to have library materials mailed to them. Please follow the instructions for requesting books through our online catalog. Once you have submitted your request through our online catalog, you will need to send your current mailing address to .
Since the Library will be closed December 19–January 3, you should request any books you will need for the start of the spring semester now. Any orders submitted after December 17 will not be fulfilled until after the Library reopens on January 4, which significantly decreases the likelihood they will arrive by the time spring semester classes begin.
Individuals who have been granted access to campus can return library materials to our book drop at the library’s main entrance.
Those individuals who will not be on campus should return all materials to the address below using the least expensive mailing service available to you. Please ship books by May 26 and package all items carefully to prevent crushing or shifting in transit.
St. John’s College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Yes, student accounts will be billed through the Treasurer’s Office for replacement and processing costs if materials are not returned on time. Replacement costs are based upon national academic library standards ($60 per book and $25 per CD or DVD), plus a $5 non-refundable processing fee for each overdue item. Those who return damaged items will be fined a flat fee of $50 per item. Damage includes but is not limited to torn pages, writing, soiling, and liquid damage.
All returned items will be quarantined for several days. We will record the date they are received, but the items will remain on your account while they are quarantined. Billing will be based on the date received.
- May 20, 2021—due date for all books checked out during the spring 2020 semester
- May 26, 2021—packages of books returned to the library must be postmarked by May 26
All library materials must be received by the library within 30 days of your last class. Any late materials will be billed to your account through the Treasurer’s Office.
We will accept ILL requests from community members who will have access to campus, but we cannot guarantee the lending libraries will fulfill these requests. Many libraries continue to provide limited or no ILL services. If requests are fulfilled by other libraries, the items will be available for pick-up in Meem Library Room 101. Please return ILL items to the book drop at the library’s main entrance.
Please review the resources available through our online resources page. page. Access requires your SJC login credentials (the same used for your SJC email and mySJC portal). Contact with questions regarding these resources.
Updates will be emailed to St. John’s College community members as needed.
For community and alumni borrowers
Access to the campus is currently limited to the St. John’s community, which means that until further notice, members of the public will not have access to Meem Library. We apologize for this unfortunate and inconvenient consequence of the current pandemic.
We are not offering circulation services to our community and alumni borrowers at this time. We will send you an update when we are able to resume these services.