Rare books, special collections, more than 250,000 bound volumes, inter-library loans, periodicals and much more.

Library Hours

 Mon-Th   7:45am-11pm
 Fri  7:45am-5pm
  Sat  12-5pm
 Sun 1pm - 11pm


The Benedictine College Library supports the College’s mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.  Our primary task is to serve the educational and research needs of our main constituencies, the faculty, students and staff of Benedictine College and the monastic communities of Saint Benedict’s Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery.  Through resource sharing and cooperative agreements, the Library’s collections are accessible to the greater Atchison community and the world at large. As heirs to 1500 years of Benedictine tradition, we are committed to preserving, expanding and making available our historical and contemporary collections in various formats.         


This three-story structure houses our historical and contemporary collections that are easily accessible to the student. More than seventy percent of the seating is provided with islands, carrels, individual and group study rooms, and an attractive lounge area that allows for browsing and casual study. The library has two computer labs with access to the Internet and research databases.

The library building is also home to Rockies Copies, the Center for International Education, Institutional Assessment, and The Center for Faculty Excellence.