The Mennonite Library & Archives is an archives and special collection library located in the Hiebert Library at Fresno Pacific University. All of Hiebert Library's materials relating to the Anabaptist and Mennonite story may be found in this collection.
The MLA is the official archives for the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1879-2002), the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (1955-2010) and Fresno Pacific University. It also holds personal manuscript collections created by individuals related to the Mennonite Brethren Church. The MLA's library collection includes books and periodicals by Mennonite individuals and organizations, or about Mennonite topics.
The MLA's collections may be searched by using the Hiebert Library catalog. At the search screen, select "Advanced Search." At the drop-down menu for "Collection," choose "Mennonite Library & Archives."
During the academic year, the MLA is open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Summer hours are more limited. Because it has a limited staff, the MLA may sometimes be closed during its regular hours. We suggest that you call 559-453-2225 or email the archivist before your visit to make sure that the center will be open at a particular time.