My Accounts

Borrow/Renew Books

This page provides information on renewing and borrowing materials from the Stevenson Library. You can check on your library account to renew and see what fines you have at any time.

Renewing Books

How to Renew Books:

  1. Click on the link "My Accounts" and log in using your last name and the barcode on the back of your Bard ID (it starts with the numbers 25131...) to review the items you have checked out. Your ConnectNY Items will be listed at the bottom.
  2. Choose the book(s) you wish to renew by clicking on the box(es) to the left of the title(s). When renewing ConnectNY Items, renew each book separately.
  3. Click on the "Renew Selected Items" button.

Borrowing Policies

Material must be returned in the same condition as when it was checked out. Borrowers may not write or highlight in books, turn down page corners, or leave papers or “post-it” type notes or flags in books. A fine may be issued for material returned with this type of damage. Borrowers who notice damage before checking out material should inform library staff, who will note the damage. Borrowers are financially responsible for material that is lost, damaged or stolen while it is checked out to them.

General Collection

The following policies apply to items in the general collection at the Charles P. Stevenson Library. ConnectNY, ILLiad, Browsing and Reserves items have different rules.

For replacement of lost or damaged items, please contact Carl Hoyt (hoyt@bard.edu or 845-758-7359) or Kate Laing (claing@bard.edu or 845-758-7312).

Bard Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • May check out up to 100 items per lending period. Lending periods are as follows:
    • Undergraduates: 6 weeks
    • Seniors: Full Academic year
    • Staff: 6 weeks
    • Faculty and Graduate Students: One semester
    • Seasonal and MFA Faculty: One intersession term
  • Each item is allowed one renewal.
  • Items that are 30 days or more overdue are considered lost. An $80 replacement fee will be assessed, and your library account will be blocked until the book is returned or the fine is paid. This fee will be removed once the book is returned.
  • ConnectNY, Reserves, ILL, Browsing, and other collections have different loan rules.

Alumni\Community Memberships

  • Community members who live within 50 miles of the main campus may join the library for $40 per year (membership fee is waived for alumni/ae).
  • Members can check out a maximum of 15 items for 4 weeks each.
  • Items needed by faculty or students for research are subject to recall.
  • Fines accrue at a rate of $0.25 per day for the first 14 days and increase to $1 per day thereafter.
  • Fines of greater than $20 will render account inactive until the fine is paid.
  • Lost Items will be billed at $80 for replacement plus the cost of processing and binding, which may vary.
  • Bard students and faculty have priority for library resources and equipment.
  • Off campus database access and interlibrary loan are not available to Community Members.
  • Copying is available on a very limited basis at a cost of $0.20 per page.

ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan

  • ConnectNY Items may be checked out for 6 weeks with one renewal.
  • ConnectNY Items that are 30 days or more overdue are considered "lost." A $125 replacement fine is assessed and your account will be blocked until the book is returned or the fine is paid. This fine will be reduced to a $5 processing fee if the book is returned.
  • ILLiad due dates, renewal policies, and replacement costs are determined by the lending libraries.
  • For replacement of lost or damaged Connect NY and ILLiad Items, please contact Alexa Murphy at amurphy@bard.edu or 845-758-7409.

Reserves and Special Collections

  • Reserve and Special Collections items may be checked out for 3 hours at a time for use in the library only.
  • Items that are 24 hours or more overdue are considered lost. You will be charged an $80 replacement fee and your account will be blocked until the book returned. This fee will be removed once the item is returned.

Browsing Collection

  • Browsing books may be checked out for 4 weeks with one renewal.
  • Browsing DVDs may be checked out for 7 days with one renewal.
  • Items that are 30 days or more overdue are considered lost. You will be charged an $80 replacement fee and your account will be blocked until the item returned. This fee will be removed once the item is returned.