The Friends of the Library support the Bryn Mawr College Libraries and their stellar collections, staff and services. Through the generosity of the Friends, the Bryn Mawr College Libraries are able to offer rich opportunities to students, faculty, and the College’s extended community for doing innovative work, interacting with the College’s exceptional collections, and engaging in dialogue through exhibitions and public programs.
Over the last decade, donations by the Friends of the Library have:
- Provided summer internships for more than 30 undergraduate and graduate students to work with art and historical collections.
- Sponsored more than 50 exhibitions, many with catalogues, including Beyond Boundaries, the graduate student-curated exhibition held jointly at Canaday Library and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; and Mirrors and Masks, curated by undergraduates in a History of Art course.
- Enabled more than 100 public lectures and events.
- Assisted with the acquisition and initial cataloguing of the Ellery Yale Wood Collection of Historical Children’s Books.
- Restored dozens of books, manuscripts, art works and cultural artifacts.
- Underwritten the preparation of a new history of the College, Offerings to Athena.
- Helped to improve physical spaces in the library, including the creation of a Digital Media and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter Library and the outfitting of a seminar room for teaching with art and historical collections in Canaday Library.
The Friends of the Library celebrate Bryn Mawr College—its distinguished history as a leader in women’s education, its generous alumnae/i and friends, its dynamic faculty, and especially its libraries, the wellspring and heart of the educational experience.
BECOME A MEMBER
- Invitations to lectures, tours, receptions and events
- Friends of the Library newsletter, Mirabile Dictu
- Special publications and keepsakes
Designate your gift to the Friends of the Library using the menu under Gift/Pledge Information.
|BMC student or young alumna (under 5 years)||$15.00|