Rare Books and Manuscripts

Bryn Mawr’s collections include approximately 60,000 rare books and a million manuscript pages, as well as historical maps, prints, and ephemera. The collections are wide-ranging, including medieval manuscripts and early modern European printed books; books and manuscripts on European and American travels to Asia and Africa; children’s books; books and manuscripts from the women’s rights movements; early printed books from China and Korea; and much more. 

To search for Rare Books, use the "Advanced Search" option in Tripod. Under "Limit By," go to the "Collection" menu and choose "Bryn Mawr Special Collections."

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Canaday Library
101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

Office of the CIO:
610-526-5271