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

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Carpenter Library Circulation and Services


The library is open to the public on weekdays until 5 p.m.  After 5 p.m. and on weekends, the library is open to any affiliates of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges (students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the library, and their guests). Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Pennsylvania are also admitted at any time. All others should make prior arrangements.



  Call Numbers      
  A-C D-M N-NX P-Z
B Carpenter Thomas Stacks Level A Level B Level A
B Carpenter (Limited Circulation) Thomas Stacks Level A Level B Level A
B Carpenter Folio Level A Level A Level B Level A
B Carpenter Folio (Limited Circulation) Level A Level A Level B Level A
B Carpenter Double Folio Level A Level A Level B Level A
B Carpenter Periodicals Level B on classroom side
B Carpenter Reference Level A opposite the circulation desk
B Carpenter Media Level A opposite the circulation desk, after Reference
B Carpenter Reference (Classical Texts) Loebs, Budes, Teubners and Oxford editions opposite the circulation desk. CVAs and TLG and TLL to the right of the circulation desk.


Maps:    Level A         Level B 

B Carpenter Cage books are in the Rare Book Room in Carpenter, and are available when the librarians are present; usually 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.  Please call or write ahead if you need to see a Cage book at a particular time.



B Carpenter and B Carpen Folio circulate:

  • to tri-college students for 28 days with 2 renewals
  • to tri-college faculty and Bryn Mawr staff until February 15

B Car Ltd Circ (Carpenter Limited Circulation), B Car F Ltd Circ (Carpenter Folio Limited Circulation ) circulate:

  • to faculty in Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, and Cities until February 15th
  • to carrels in Carpenter

B Carpen Period circulate:

  • to tri-college students and faculty for one week
  • to carrels in Carpenter until June 1

For information on other types of materials, renewals, recalling books, fines: Bryn Mawr Library Circulation Policies


Reserve materials for courses in History of Art, Archaeology, Classics, and Cities are shelved behind the circulation desk.  Three items may be checked out at a time for three hours. Carpenter reserve materials may be taken out of the Library but must be returned to Carpenter.

Check Tripod for course reserves, or click on the "Reserves" link at the top of the Tripod home page.  Search courses by number (e.g., ARCH 101), by name, or by professor's last name. Online reserves (e-reserves) are accessible via Moodle.


Carrels are assigned only to graduate students and senior majors in Classics, History of Art, Archaeology, and Cities. The carrel agreement sets out each carrel holder's responsibilities. Please see Camilla or Jeremy for questions about carrel assignments.  

Classrooms are scheduled through Conferences and Events.  Each classroom is equipped with a PC, a multistandard DVD player and VCR, and overhead projector. For more details on media services and equipment , see the Multimedia Services website.

Computer Lab: Computers and video (dvd and vhs tape) viewing equipment. Headphones can be checked out at the circulation desk. Visual Resources has Scanners with Photoshop and PDF software.

Food and drink.  Drinks in spill-proof containers with lids are allowed (styrofoam and paper cups are not allowed).  Food is not allowed.

Lockers are available on floor B and are assigned at the circulation desk.

Photocopiers: 2 on Level A and 1 on Level B. There is a change machine (for $1 and $5 bills) and a copycard dispenser that takes denominations up to $20 (but does not give change).

Telephones are on Floor B by the bathrooms and in the computer lab.


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Circulation desk: (610) 526 7912