The staff of the Swedenborg Library provides special library services to support instruction, research, and information literacy.
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 Carroll Odhner at 267-502-2547 or by email at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
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 Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or at [email protected]
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 Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or at [email protected]
To place any item (library or personal) on reserve, contact Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or by email at [email protected]
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.
- 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 (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 David Perry at 267-502-2517 or at [email protected]
For information, guidelines and access to the Copyright Clearance Center. For questions and additional information, contact Carroll Odhner at 267-502-2547 or at [email protected]
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. Subject-relevant book review cards from Choice (a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries) are distributed to the appropriate department heads and faculty.
- return to the library only those cards you recommend for purchase
- initial each card for recommended purchase
- note if it is an essential purchase
Faculty may also submit requests for purchase in person or by email.
To schedule use of the Friends Room (Main level) or the Group Study Room (Upper level) contact Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654.
Carroll Odhner, Library Director 267-502-2547
Rosanne Bostock, Administrative Assistant 267-502-2523
Kris Odhner, Circulation, Reference and Serials Librarian 267-502-2654
David Perry, Cataloger, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor 267-502-2536
Carol Traveny, Technical Services Supervisor/Information Literacy Instructor 267-502-2531
Greg Jackson, Archivist 267-502-2421