Swedenborg Library

Bryn Athyn College's Swedenborg Library exterior and the Brickman bean

Swedenborg Library

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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,  and the College Grounds Cafe 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 a foundation of  New Church research. It houses the world’s largest collection of Swedenborg’s works, among other rare collections.

To maintain the health and safety of our campus community, the Swedenborg Library is open to Bryn Athyn College students, faculty, and staff.  ‘Non-campus’ visits must be by prior appointment only. However,we are still here for you! Please contact us through our “Let’s Talk” chat service, email, or by phone.  For more information and regular updates visit theBryn Athyn College COVID-19 Updatepage.

PA Forward LogoSwedenborg Library is participating in the PA Forward Star Library Program as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative.

The Star Library recognition offers support to libraries who integrate the literacies in their programming activities while also working to enhance staff training and support libraries in their efforts to provide patrons and students with opportunities for growth through five key literacies – Basic, Information, Civic & Social, Health and Financial. This program will assist staff in positively impacting the quality of our student’s college experience and lives.

College Grounds Cafe is CLOSED.

Regular Hours

Exam Week 2021

Sat June 5 - Sun June 6 CLOSED
Mon June 7 - Wed June 9 7:30 am – 7 pm
Virtual reference assistance from Swedenborg Library staff via our Chat service will be available from 1 pm until 10 pm.
Thurs June 10 - Fri June 11 CLOSED to public, by appointment only
Sat June 12 - Sun June 12 CLOSED


Summer Hours 2021
(Starting Mon June 14)

Mondays - Fridays CLOSED to public
Virtual services through email, chat, and phone during regular hours. In-person visits by appointment
Saturdays - Sundays CLOSED

Upcoming holiday closures for 2021: Friday June 18, Monday July 5


Carol Traveny

Carol Traveny
Director of the Swedenborg Library
Front Desk: 267-502-2524

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