St. John's College Meem Library is open to all guests staying at the college, though we ask that it remain an environment conducive to studying. On-campus guests can register at the circulation desk in order to receive borrowing privileges.
There are two 24-hour study rooms at the front of the library that are available at all times. Access is granted through the front doors, and the rooms are to the left. Like all spaces on campus, these are non-smoking rooms, and the same courtesy and behavior conducive to studying is expected at all times.
Meem Library has an assistance dog, a black lab named Seymour. Jennifer Sprague, Library Director, is his certified handler. Seymour was trained through Assistance Dogs of the West and as a facility dog, he provides comfort and stress relief for anyone who would like to pet him. You can find Seymour on his bed near the circulation desk, and he loves belly rubs, but please, don’t give him any treats!
May 27 – August 2
Monday and Thursday 8:30a – 8p
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30a - 5p
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED*
*24-hour study rooms are open throughout weekends
August 3 – August 23
Monday – Friday 9a-5p
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Linens and Other Guest Amenities
Each guest staying on campus is provided with one towel, washcloth, soap, soap dish, cup, pillow, pillow case, two flat sheets and two blankets per bed. Guests staying for seven or more nights will receive a weekly linen exchange to be coordinated with the group leader. If you choose to bring your own sheets, please note that most mattresses are twin XL.
What to Bring
Guests are encouraged to bring their own toiletries, though the Bookstore does offer a wide selection of sundries for sale if something is forgotten. Guests may want to bring an alarm clock and a hair dryer (Conference Services does have some hair dryers for loan). With high altitude and a lot of strong sunshine, don't forget your favorite sunscreen and water bottle! When making your final packing check, remember that it does get chilly at night (if you tend to sleep cold, consider bringing an extra blanket or your winter pajamas), and New Mexico is subject to sudden weather changes. If you require more than one towel, please pack an extra.
Help us be Green by bringing your favorite travel mug (with a lid) to use in the dining hall!
What Not to Bring
Bed bugs are an unfortunate reality, particularly for those who travel frequently. Avoid carrying these hitch-hikers with you by packing lavender or other herbal sachets in your suitcases, storing suit cases off the floor and beds, and keeping your space free of clutter.
In the High Mountain Desert climate of Santa Fe, at 7300 feet, air conditioning is not normally a necessity, and the accommodations at St. John's College are not air conditioned. However, the area can endure some periods of heat, especially in the early summer before the monsoon season begins. If the open windows and breezes aren’t enough, Conference Services has some fans available for loan.