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.

Following the directive of Governor Wolf’, Bryn Athyn College will be CLOSED beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. The Swedenborg Library building will be CLOSED at the same time, but we are available to help you! Please use our “Let’s Talk” chat feature and electronic resources. For more information and regular updates visit the Bryn Athyn College COVID-19 Updateopens in a new window page.

The opening reception for the Friends of the Swedenborg Library’s upcoming exhibit featuring
Page Morahan, PhD – Photographs has been postponed and will be rescheduled.


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


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

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