See The Bible
“One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time.”
Smithsonian Magazine

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Saint John’s Bible Gallery and Saint John’s University campus remain closed to the general public until further notice. Please continue to check this website for updates as the response to the COVID-19 virus develops.


2020 Calendar Year Hours and Closing Dates
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays – only From June 6 - December 12, 2020 : noon – 4:00 p.m. (Closed as noted below)
There are no Sunday hours throughout the year.
CLOSED on the following 2020 dates:
January 1 (New Year’s Day)
April 10 (Good Friday)
May 25 (Memorial Day)
July 3 and 4 (Independence Day)
September 5 and 7 (Labor Day Weekend)
October 3 (University Closed - Long Weekend)
November 25, 26, 27 and 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
December 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021. (Christmas into New Year)

You are invited to experience The Saint John's Bible through the images and information on this web site, at one of the touring exhibitions, or at its home, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library on the campus of Saint John's University.

The Saint John's Bible Gallery is located on the lower level of Alcuin Library on the Saint John’s University Campus. The gallery features 28 original folios showcasing works from all seven volumes of the Bible. Rare books and manuscripts from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library collections complement the exhibition of the folios. Tools, materials and sketches used in the creation of The Saint John's Bible give a glimpse into the processes used to create this monumental work of faith and art. The gallery is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are no weekend hours from mid-December through May 31. There is no admission charge, and no reservations are needed for a self-guided tour. Guided tours for groups of ten or more are available by making a reservation in advance by contacting Tim Ternes at 320-363-3351 or

Merchandise from The Saint John's Bible may be purchased from the following websites / locations: The Saint John's Bible | Liturgical Press | Saint John's University Bookstore

Benedict's Rule instructs the reader to "listen ... with the ear of your heart." As you learn more about The Saint John's Bible, it is the Monastic and campus community's hope that the Scriptures will open up to you and that your journey to see the Bible will become a journey toward God.