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Bryn Mawr College Library & Information Technology Services
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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Canaday Services


A limited number of carrels in Canaday are available to Bryn Mawr College community members. In order to be eligible for a carrel, you must have a current Bryn Mawr College borrowing card.

Student Carrels

For seniors and graduate students, you may apply for an academic year carrel stating on August 1st. All other students and staff members may apply for a carrel starting on October 1st.

All carrels must be assigned via an appointment with a professional circulation staff member. To make an appointment with a professional staff member, please email Circulation will keep a list of all carrel assignments. All carrels that have been “saved” without an official assignment will be cleared of all belongings.

Carrel assignments stay in place for one academic year. All carrels must be cleared out by the Monday after Commencement so that we can perform routine maintenance and upkeep. You can reapply for the same carrel the next year, but we cannot guarantee that it will be available for you.

Do not leave valuables or materials that have not been checked out in your carrel. Library items left in carrels that have not been checked out will be re-shelved by library staff. Items left in carrels by those who have graduated will be removed during the summer.

Do not use or keep any appliances or decorations that could be fire hazards at your carrel. These include string lights, electric tea kettles, coffee makers, etc.

Canaday carrels B7 and B8 are designated for prelim exams only. Graduate students may book a carrel for up to 5 hours for test-taking. Keys for the prelim carrels and the Video Viewing Carrels on the third floor (305 and 308) may be checked out from the circulation desk. You may not store your belongings in either of these carrels.

Book a Prelim Carrel

To cancel or change a booking, email to

To check out a prelim carrel, simply ask to check out the key for whichever carrel you’ve booked at Canaday Circulation.

Carpenter has a limited number of carrels for seniors and graduate students in majoring in classics, cities, archaeology, and history of art. For more information see this page.


Canaday has a small group viewing room, five individual video viewing carrels, and portable DVD players available for check-out. More information on room and carrel capabilities are available here.

Media Editing stations, including computers with capabilities to use iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Camtasia, Handbrake, Windows Movie Maker, Quicktime Pro and Snapz are available in Canaday Media Lab on floor A, Data Lab on floor A, LLC on floor 3, Room 313, and the Tech Bar area on floor 1.  More information on specifics are here.

Various media equipment is available for patron use from the Circulation Desk, including Camcorders, Digital Cameras, Digital Voice Recorders, Webcams, Graphics Tablet, Kindle, Tripods, and Headphones.  The Help Desk, located across from the Circulation Desk in Canaday, has a limited number of laptops available for student use.  More information on specific equipment and lending periods are available here.



Canaday Library is an academic/administrative space and enforces the Bryn Mawr College posting policy.  Please post only on the general-use bulletin board on the 1st floor facing the elevator, and in designated spaces within the Lusty Cup.  The front doors, windows, and vestibule area are are reserved for library information only.


Canaday: Food is allowed only in the Lusty Cup on Floor A.  Beverages are allowed elsewhere only in covered containers or bottles.

Carpenter: Food is not allowed in the Library.  Beverages are allowed only in covered containers or bottles.

Collier: Food is not allowed in the Library.  Beverages are allowed only in covered containers or bottles.

Have a question about any Canaday services? Ask Circulation!