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 Gaw 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 will pick up their book requests. We do, however, plan to provide access to our library porches for use as covered outdoor study spaces.
Items checked out last spring and not already returned are due September 25th. Please check your library account to confirm which items are currently checked out to you. We appreciate your prompt return of library materials as your fellow community members will need access to these books during the coming academic year.
Students residing on campus this fall can return library materials to our book drop on the library’s east porch.
Those individuals who will not be on campus should return materials to the address below using the least expensive mailing service available to you. You may notify library director Jennifer Sprague if you need financial assistance with return shipping costs. Please ship books early in order to meet the September 25 deadline and package all items carefully to prevent crushing or shifting in transit.
St. John’s College
1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Yes. General collection library materials remain available for circulation. See instructions for requesting library materials via the library’s online catalog. Library books are currently available only to current students, faculty, and staff. AV materials circulate for seven days and will be available only to those St. John’s College community members residing on campus. Books checked out for the fall semester will be due Thursday, December 17, the date of the final seminar. Due dates may be adjusted by the librarians based on safety concerns.
We will provide information about book delivery to quarantined residential students upon their arrival to campus. Meem Library Room 101 will serve as our pick-up location once students have completed their quarantine. Meem 101 has an external door on the southeast corner of the library and has its own ventilation system. The room will be regularly sanitized. 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 not residing on campus can request to have library materials mailed to them. Please follow the instructions attached to this email 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 . Remember that shipping can be delayed due to problems related to COVID-19, so plan accordingly. The college will cover the cost of shipping books to you, but you will be responsible for any return shipping. If you need financial assistance with return shipping costs, please contact library director Jennifer Sprague.
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.
- September 25—due date for all items checked out during the spring 2020 semester
- December 17—due date for books checked out to students residing on campus during the fall 2020 semester
- December 23—packages of books returned to the library by online students must be postmarked by December 23
Please note that students enrolled in spring 2021 classes may keep up to 10 books during the winter break.
All library materials must be received by the library within 30 days of your last class or within 30 days of notifying the college of your deferral. Any late materials will be billed to your account through the Treasurer’s Office.
We will accept ILL requests from community members who will be on 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 on the library’s east porch.
Current issues of periodicals/magazines will be available to those residing on campus. Instructions for accessing and returning these will be sent at the beginning of the academic year.
Please review the resources available through our online resources 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
The college will offer only online classes this fall, and access to the campus will be limited to a small cohort of international students, essential staff, and faculty. Until further notice, members of the public will not have access to our campus or Meem Library. We apologize for this unfortunate and inconvenient consequence of the current pandemic.
Because our campus is closed to the public, 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.