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,  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 to meet with library or archives staff 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 the Bryn Athyn College COVID-19 Updateopens in a new window page.

College Grounds Cafe is CLOSED.

The Swedenborg Library Building will be CLOSED Nov 21 – Jan 17.
However, we will be working remotely and welcome calls, emails, and chat messages to serve you.


REMOTE SERVICES, Nov 30 – Jan 17
Mondays – Fridays 9 am – 1 pm
Saturdays – Sundays CLOSED
Thursday – Sunday, Dec 24 – 27 CLOSED (Christmas)
Thursday – Sunday, Dec 31 – Jan 3 CLOSED (New Year’s)


REGULAR BUILDING HOURS: Winter 2021 (Beginning Jan 18)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 9 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 1 pm
Saturday CLOSED


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

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