General Information

All are welcome to enjoy the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that the Mount Olivet Library - Minneapolis has to offer. There are books (children's picture and chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, reference,& large print novels) CDs, DVDs, videos, magazines and books on tape. Subjects include Christian living, devotionals, self-help, family issues, grief, health issues, travel, biography, theology reference, and cookbooks. Besides the wide variety of materials available, there is a lovely 110 gallon aquarium complete with an iridescent shark. We also have the audio reproductions of the Sunday worship services available for check out.

All materials are checked out for 2 weeks at a time and renewed if that is not long enough. We simply need a name and phone number when checking out materials. We can also reserve titles for you if the particular item has been already checked out


September through May             Memorial Day through Labor Day
Sundays 8:30am-1pm Sundays 8am-12noon 
Mondays 10am-7:30pm Mondays 10am-2pm
Tuesdays 10am-7:30pm  Tuesdays 10am-4pm
Wednesdays 10am-8:30pm Wednesdays 10am-4pm
Thursdays 10am-3pm Thursdays 10am-2pm


Volunteer Opportunities

The Mount Olivet Library operates with the help of volunteers. If you are interested working with books, people -- or even fish -- there could just be a job waiting for you at the library!

Volunteers positions that are available:
Circulation Desk Shifts - Assisting in the check out process, checking materials back into the library as they are returned to the library, shelving materials, and general library projects. This job can be done as much as once a week, or as little as once a month.

Processing New Materials - Preparing new books involves entering the title into the computer, covering them with plastic covers, and labeling. This job is done as needed, not necessarily on a regular schedule.

Repairing Damaged Materials - Recovering and taping up the pages of books and other materials when they have been over-used. This job is done about 4 times a year.

Bulletin Board Displays - Bulletin board displays need to be created and/or put up once a month. Also, book displays must be created, a bi-monthly job.

Book Club

The Mount Olivet Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Minneapolis Campus Lounge. The group chooses books from a variety of topics (biography, classics, but mostly fiction) throughout the year for lively discussions. All are welcome. 

Evening Library Book Club  7:00 pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June, Mpls Campus Lounge
Marie MacNally and Mary Slinde, invite you to join them and other avid readers for stimulating discussion of a wide variety of books. For more information contact Mary Slinde, 926mjs@gmail.comSeptember through June books and dates are:
·         Sept 10 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Meet at Vicki Peterson’s home this month)
·         Oct 8 - Once We were Brothers by Ron Balson
·         Nov 12 - Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
·         Dec 10 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio
·         Jan 14 -The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
·         Feb 11 - Empress of the Splendid Seasons by Oscar Hijuelo
·         March 11  -The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
·         April 8 – Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber
·         May 13 - In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
·         June 10 – TBD by group in January
Mid-Day Library Book Club. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month, Room 457.
Mount Olivet librarian Chelle Urabe invites you to join her for lively discussion of books on a variety of topics (biography, classics, but mostly fiction), chosen by the group. Bring a bag lunch and a friend – All are welcome! For more information contact Chelle Urabe 612.767.2266,
2015 Books
  • January & February – no meeting
  • March 17, 2015 – “Five Days at Memorial” – Sheri Fink
  • April 21, 2015 – “What She Left Behind” -- Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • May 19, 2015 – “The Kitchen House” – Kathleen Grissom
  • June 16, 2015 – “The Florist Daughter” – Patricia Hampl
  • July 21, 2015 – “The Boys in the Boat” – Daniel James Brown
  • August 18, 2015 – Stolen From the Garden” – William Swanson
  • September 15, 2015 – “An Invisible Thread” – Laura Schroff
  • October 20, 2105 – “The Light Between Oceans” – M. L. Stedman
  • November 17, 2015 – “The Sweetest Hallelujah” – Elaine Hussey
  • December 15, 2015 – “Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale” – Lynda Rutledge


Donations of gently used books, video tapes, CDs, DVDs or cassette tapes (all of a positive nature) are appreciated and graciously accepted. Some materials may be passed on to other organizations or sold with proceeds going toward the Library if they are not needed or appropriate for the Mount Olivet Library. If you any questions, concerns or general comments you can contact Chelle Urabe by Email or 612.767.2266.