Libraries

  • Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library

    The hub of the library complex on campus is a hive of intellectual activity. The hub of the library complex on campus is a hive of intellectual activity. MORE >>
  • Bard Graduate Center Library

    Located in the BGC’s townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the library has an impressive collection of books, periodicals, and ephemera relating to the history of design. Located in the BGC’s townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the library has an impressive collection of books, periodicals, and ephemera relating to the history of design. MORE >>
  • Center for Curatorial Studies Library

    The Center for Curatorial Studies library contains a research collection of over 25,000 volumes focusing on post-1960s contemporary art and curatorial practices. The Center for Curatorial Studies library contains a research collection of over 25,000 volumes focusing on post-1960s contemporary art and curatorial practices. MORE >>
  • Levy Economics Institute Library

    Housed in Blithewood Mansion, overlooking the Hudson River, the library attracts both students and internationally prominent economists. Housed in Blithewood Mansion, overlooking the Hudson River, the library attracts both students and internationally prominent economists. MORE >>
Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library1 Bard Graduate Center Library2 Center for Curatorial Studies Library3 Levy Economics Institute Library4

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Arrival Day for all Returning Students

Check-in and Financial Clearance for All Returning Students Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Faculty Meeting of the Semester

This meeting will be followed by the President's Open House and Reception
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drop/Add Period Ends, Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline

Libraries

Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library

The mission of the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library is to be an active partner in the intellectual work of Bard's students, faculty, and staff; to develop collections and services that help all users become more resourceful, independent, and original scholars; and to take a campus leadership role in thoughtfully applying emerging media to the task of turning information into knowledge.

As a result of a generous gift from trustee Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Bard's library complex consists of the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library—designed by the architectural firm of Robert Venturi, a winner of the Pritzker Prize—and the Hoffman and Kellogg Libraries.

Library Resources

The resources of the Stevenson Library and the satellite libraries—in the Levy Economics Institute and the Center for Curatorial Studies on the Annandale campus, and in the Bard Graduate Center in New York City—include more than 400,000 volumes and 14,000 journals available in print or online. In addition, online databases central to all the disciplines in Bard's curriculum provide access to indexes and abstracts. Users may consult these and other online resources from the library's more than 50 computer stations, any public lab, most dormitory rooms, and from off campus anywhere in the world. A writing and instruction lab funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes available both PC and Macintosh computers equipped with Microsoft Office Suite and other applications. VIEW MORE >>