The Library of the Monte Sano United Methodist Church contains over 2400 books and ancillary materials with a concentration in

  • Religion and psychology
  • Religion and education
  • The Bible
  • Christian beliefs and doctrines
  • Prayer and meditation personal religion
  • The minister and the church, and their work
  • Church history
  • Denominations and sects
  • Non-Christian religions
  • The social sciences
  • Family and healing
  • Fine arts
  • Christian fiction
  • Literature and history, and a strong Reference Collection.

For our children and youth, there are books for Easy Readers, Young Readers and Teens. Teaching aids, books on the United Methodist Women reading list, and audio-visual materials support the mission of the Methodist Church. We invite you visit our library and use its Online Public Access Catalog, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., and when the church is open to welcome you.

Questions about the Church Library?  Contact Christel McCanless (

Featured Books:

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English by Thoma Jefferson, published by Smithsonian Books, 2011.  Donated by Mike and Ruth Bentley.

From the Introduction:

“Jefferson began assembling this book while he served as president (1801-1809) – finishing in 1820. By removing all references to superstition and the supernatural, he made clear his admiration of Jesus as a great teacher and moral philosopher while, at the same time, reaffirming his belief in and commitment to the power of reason as the basis for understanding life and the natural world.”



Books from the library of Rev. Dale Clem including a copy of his recent publication, 40 Days in the Wilderness: REflections and Prayeres along the Appalachian Trail, 2016, dedicated to Christel McCanless, volunteer church librarian during his tenure as pastor.




A selection of books about the history of Huntsville. Donated by Kay Heckman