Abbey Library of St. Gall, Switzerland online

Just a reminder for any medievalist-types that the magnificent Abbey Library of St. Gall, in Switzerland, is a fabulous place for on-line study. Their website leads almost all others that I've seen in terms of the quality of the images and the wealth of information available. Here is (from the Library) a list of features:

  • Free access:
  • High resolution digital images: over 52,000 facsimile pages
  • Regularly updated: now 131 complete manuscripts
  • Manuscript descriptions and many search options
  • Accessible in German, French, English and Italian

Keep up your paleography!


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).