Academics Resources

At Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, scholarship, research, lectures, class discussions, reading, and writing make up the academic experience. Students with a variety of interests, learning styles, and experiences all have an opportunity to thrive in a challenging yet supportive atmosphere of study.


Saint John's University's Alcuin Library and the College of Saint Benedict's Clemens Library are operated as a single library system, with an impressive collection of books and online resources, including access to numerous scholarly journals and research databases.

The Alcuin and Clemens Libraries also give students access to the Saint John's University, Saint John's Abbey, Saint Benedict's Monastery, and College of Saint Benedict Archives.

The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, on campus at Saint John's, is famous for its extensive collections of microfilmed and digitized manuscripts from around the world. Most manuscript and image holdings are searchable online through the HMML Web site. HMML has more holdings in its collection of eastern Christian manuscripts than the British Library or the Vatican Library, and has the largest collection of Ethiopian manuscript images in the world.


For the benefit of all our students, but particularly those for whom English is a second language and those returning to school after many years, the School of Theology and Seminary employs a part-time writing tutor. This writing tutor is usually a graduate of the School of Theology and Seminary and is someone who has a high level of skill in both writing and teaching writing to others. The writing tutor is also available to deal with other class-related matters, such as helping students develop strategies for completing projects and improving their study skills.

Information Technology

Computer facilities at Saint John's are state of the art and readily available. The main campus labs and the Emmaus Hall lab consist of networked workstations offering Internet access, printers, and the latest versions of popular word processing, spreadsheet, graphic applications, and other academic software. Each residence in Emmaus Hall is equipped for connection to the network, and wireless access is available in select areas of campus, including the library and Sexton Commons.

Students living on campus are encouraged to bring a personal computer. Before bringing a computer to campus, students should check hardware and software requirements on the IT Services Web site.


The School of Theology and Seminary publishes Obsculta, a journal highlighting the written and artistic works of it's students.  Obsculta is an avenue for students to publish and share their projects and papers, making available the theology that they are studying, embracing, creating, and living. Obsculta is published each year in time for May graduation.