Faculty Services

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Faculty Services

Welcome Faculty! The staff of the Swedenborg Library provides special library services to support instruction, research, and information literacy.

Faculty Orientation

For a personalized tour of the library, an introduction to our staff and services, and an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss information needs, contact Library Director Carol Traveny at 267-502-2531 or by email at Carol.Traveny@brynathyn.edu to schedule an appointment.

Reference/Research Assistance

Our librarians are available to assist you or your students with reference or research questions in-person during weekday library hours or by email or phone. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Andi Sibley at 267-502-2654 or at Andi.Sibley@brynathyn.edu

Information Literacy

The library offers hands-on information literacy and research skills classes customized to your students’ needs. To book an instruction session with one of our librarians or the archivist, contact Andi Sibley at 267-502-2654 or at Andi.Sibley@brynathyn.edu


We encourage faculty to place textbooks or other course materials on reserve for student use in the library. To place any item on reserve, contact Andi Sibley at 267-502-2654 or email at Andi.Sibley@brynathyn.edu

Be sure to note any specific instructions for the use of the reserve item, and include your initials, course title, and for which academic term or terms you wish it held.

Reserve Options

  • In-Library Use Only – Borrowers show ID card at the desk to pick up the item. The ID card must have a current library barcode.
  • Overnight, 2-Day or 3-Day Reserve – Item is checked out only in the last hour before the library closes and returned within the first hour on the date due.  There is a $1 charge per item after the first hour, and 50 cents for each additional hour the item is overdue.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows students, faculty and staff of Bryn Athyn College to access material that is not in the Swedenborg Library collections. This includes print books (delivered by mail) and journal articles (delivered electronically.) For questions regarding Interlibrary Loan services, contact Rebeccah Homber at 267-502-6097 or at Interlibrary.Loan@brynathyn.edu


For information, guidelines and access to the Copyright Clearance Center. For questions and additional information, contact Andi Sibley at 267-502-2654 or at Andi.Sibley@brynathyn.edu

Book Purchase Requests

The library strives to provide materials that support Bryn Athyn College curriculum. We encourage faculty to recommend library resources for purchase through their department heads.

For requests, contact Tara Earnest at 267-502-2483 or at Tara.Earnest@brynathyn.edu. For major purchases, contact Carol Traveny at 267-502-2531 or Carol.Traveny@brynathyn.edu.

Book a Room

To schedule use of the Friends Room (Main level) or the Seminar Rooms (Upper level) contact Andi Sibley at 267-502-2654, or at Andi.Sibley@brynathyn.edu


Carol Traveny

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

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