Swedenborg Library

Swedenborg Library exterior and the Brickman bean

Swedenborg Library

Located in the heart of the Bryn Athyn College campus, the Swedenborg Library is home to over 109,000 books, periodicals, and special collection items. The Library consists of 35,000 square feet of floor space on three floors that houses our collections, and provides space for individual and group study, in addition to several meeting or classroom spaces. A number of public computers, the College Grounds Cafe, and the BAC Bookstore are also located on the main floor. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff serves the needs of the College and other organizations in Bryn Athyn, as well as members of the Bryn Athyn community. The Library is also foundation for New Church research. It holds the world’s largest collection of Emanuel Swedenborg’s works, among other rare collections.

From this site you can access many of the Swedenborg library’s online resources for students and faculty, including the online catalogopens in a new window and a number of electronic resources.

CURRENT: Art exhibit: Paintings by Richard Cook


Summer hours begin on Saturday, May 26 and end on Tuesday, August 21.

The Campus Bookstore and Common Grounds Cafe will be CLOSED for the summer.

Mondays – Fridays 9 am – 1 pm (no evening hours)
Saturdays and Sundays CLOSED


INTERIM  HOURS   August 22 – September 4
Wednesday, August 22 -Thursday, Aug 23 7:30 am – 6 pm (no evening hours)
Friday,  August 24 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26 CLOSED
Monday, August 27 –  Thursday,  August 30 7:30 am – 6 pm (no evening hours)
Friday, August 31 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3 CLOSED
Tuesday, September 4 Resume regular hours


Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 10 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday  7 pm – 10 pm


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caroltravenyCarol Traveny
Director of the Swedenborg Library
[email protected]
Front Desk: 267-502-2524