About the Library

The Bard Graduate Center Library's mission is to support BGC students, faculty, and staff in their academic endeavors and research needs. Our non-circulating collection of 50,000 volumes, including monographs, bound periodicals, rare books, microforms, and videos, fosters advanced studies in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. We provide reference assistance through workshops and personal appointments and staff our reference desk seven days per week throughout the academic year.


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The BGC Library's second floor Reading Room