Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries
Hands-on learning with collection artifacts
The College's collections are used extensively in classes and for individual research projects.
More than 50,000 artworks, from Greek antiquities to contemporary prints.
Working with original documents
More than 60,000 rare books and millions of manuscript pages, from illuminated manuscripts to student letters and diaries.
Student- and faculty- curated exhibitions
Exhibitions of the College's art and cultural collections are curated as class projects or individual student initiatives.
Collections Learning Lab
The College's principal exhibition space on the 1st floor of Canaday Library.
Digital Media and Collaboration Lab
Lab in Carpenter Library for students and faculty working on digital scholarship projects.
Prize-winning Rhys Carpenter Library
Carpenter Library's collections support the College's programs in archaeology, classics, cities, and the history of art.
You Can Be a Friend of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries
Learn about the treasures in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections through virtual access to exhibitions, catalogues, and invitations to lectures, openings, and other events.
Keep up with the ever-changing world of online resources used by students and faculty to advance and support their research.
Find out about Bryn Mawr’s unique approach to digital scholarship and information literacy.
Meet the Friends of the Libraries interns whose work cataloguing, preserving, digitizing, and analyzing items in the Special Collections helps staff and faculty make use of those collections in teaching and research.
Hear from staff about programs and projects that preserve and activate the collections and about ways the archives are revealing new perspectives on College histories.
Learn about the role of the Libraries’ resources in the classroom and in individual and collaborative research projects.
Keep up with the latest scholarship of the Bryn Mawr faculty through the Libraries’ open access repository.
Read the Libraries' newsletter Mirabile Dictu.