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Library Basics: An Introduction to the Libraries at Bryn Mawr (BMC)

Getting Started

All library resources can be accessed from our webpage.

Tripod is the library catalog of Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. You can request materials from the other two colleges and have them delivered here.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Use your email address to set up a personal account, and signup for the newsletter

Academe Today, the daily update email from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

New York Times Online

Access The New York Times anytime, anywhere for free by visiting and registering with your Bryn Mawr College email address to claim a 24 hour pass.

Once your pass has expired, return to and log in as a returning user to claim a new pass.


Consumer Reports

Newspapers Around the World

See the News Guide for:

  • International newspapers in English
  • US Historical newspapers: NYTimes, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post
  • Alternative and minority press databases


Ancestry Library Edition

Mango Languages

Learn new software skills! is a leading online learning tool that offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in time training needs.

It includes courses on Adobe and Microsoft applications, SPSS, educational technology, web design, computer programming, project management, and much more.

All current Bryn Mawr College faculty, staff and students have unlimited, 24/7 access to's entire library of content. 

For additional information and instructions for logging in, visit


Streaming Video

Stream documentaries, feature films, dance performances, and opera from off campus.

For a complete list, see Streaming Video Resources.


Thousands of DVDs are available through the TriCo libraries!

  • Feature films, TV shows and documentaries
  • DVDs check out for one week, check out up to 10 at a time
  • DVDs at Bryn Mawr are shelved on Floor A
  • DVDs at Haverford and Swarthmore can be delivered to a BMC circulation desk, by selecting the "request" link in Tripod. You'll receive an email confirming the delivery.

Quita's Corner - Popular Reading

Located on Canaday's first floor.

  • Popular bestsellers, literary fiction, science fiction, mysteries, graphic novels and more!
  • Books check out for one year to staff. All books are listed in Tripod, the library's catalog.
  • Popular books are also available in the Quita Woodward Room in Thomas.
  • Don't see what you want? Email your suggestions to library@bmc.
  • Take a break with Popular Magazines and Newspapers, shelved next to Quita's Corner.

Getting Books from Other Libraries

Borrow a Laptop or Camera

Staff members may borrow laptops​, camcorders, cameras, audio recorders and more for limited time periods.

More information


Streaming Audio

Research Business & Finance

Vogue Archive

Need Help?

If you need help ask a Librarian!  We will help you with your research.  


Schedule an Appointment for a personal research session.

Walk in: Librarians are usually available Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Ask at the front desk to speak to a librarian.