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.


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

Summer hours end on Tuesday, August 21.
The library and bookstore will be open on Sunday, August 19 between noon and 3:30 pm for new students.


The Campus Bookstore will reopen for fall term on Monday, August 20 at 9 am. Common Grounds Cafe will reopen at 8 am on Wednesday, August 22.

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


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


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