Bard College Student Handbook

Information Services

Bard Information Technology Services

Helpdesk Phone: 7500

Helpdesk email:


Computer Lab Hours:

Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library

Information Desk Phone: 7281



The Stevenson Library and Bard Information Technology together apply emerging media to teaching, learning and related information services

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

We actively promote a variety of resource sharing relationships (ConnectNY, the Oberlin Group Libraries and Southeastern New York Library Resources Council)  with regional and national partners designed to bring considerably expanded collections of books, journals and digital resources to the campus community.

Through the College Archives and Special Collections we continue to collect and create easy and comprehensive access to a variety of historical documents, images, and recordings that tell the story of the College, and to actively promote their use as teaching and learning resources.

Bard Information Technology provides a wide array of information technology services to members of the Bard community. Our mission is:

To imaginatively apply emerging technologies to advance learning, scholarship, research, artistry and public discourse.

This is a broad statement that implies many things—large and small. Our job every day is to make sure we take care of the small things while keeping our eyes on the big ones. We must help users learn to put page numbers on a Word document or create mailing lists at the same time we improve network performance and data security; we must create durable and productive relationships with students, faculty and staff that promote the thoughtful application of technology to the work we all do every day; we must share what we know, learn from our mistakes, and make Bard a better place—even a little better—every day.

In order to move the varied work of the college forward, we must ensure that:

The infrastructure of network services and systems is powerful, reliable, secure and sustainable;

Users in classrooms and offices, gathering and performance spaces receive support and training that is timely and thorough;

The college’s web presence is lively, informative and easy to navigate;

Data is secure, comprehensive, and made useful by turning it into campus intelligence in support of strategic decision making;

We anticipate considerable change in skills and specializations necessary to an evolving technology environment by expanding professional development opportunities;

We continually seek opportunities such as outsourcing, collaborative purchasing and other partnerships that extend available resources;

We are recognized as an active and open source of general knowledge and special expertise concerning ways of using technology to accomplish the college’s academic work and the daily administration of the campus.