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Did you know that the library has a subscription to the New York Times?

It works a little differently than our other resources, but it’s easy to use after the initial sign-up!

Here’s how it works:

To register at the New York Times site, you have to use this link

Please use your Bard email address. Students will be prompted to give a graduation date. Staff and faculty will need to renew their accounts every 4 years.

Do you already have a paid account and want to cancel your subscription? You will need to contact NYT Customer Care before trying to sign up for the complimentary Bard subscription. [email protected] / 800-591-9233 / Chat 

Our subscription covers mostly current articles and unfortunately, NYT Cooking and the Crosswords are not included.

Are you looking for an older article? Your best bet would be to use The Historical New York Times , it covers 1850 to 3 years ago.

Once you have your account set-up, you can just go to, no need to visit the library’s page after initial set-up.


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Juneteenth Holiday

Juneteenth is a national celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. In observation of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, the library will be closed on Monday, June 20th. To learn more about Juneteenth and Black history, we invite you to explore the library’s Black History and Antiracism research guides, and especially this page with resources specific to Juneteenth. You can also check out the Juneteenth book display on the first floor, which will be up through the end of the month. Happy Juneteenth!

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Important ConnectNY Information

ConnectNY LogoWe have recently resolved an ongoing issue in which ConnectNY requests were being cancelled automatically. All ConnectNY schools with the exception of Vassar and Pace are back in operation. Please resubmit your requests if you have not done so already.
Vassar College and Pace University are on a temporary recess from ConnectNY as they undergo system maintenance. In the interim, please submit requests for their materials through ILLiad.
Thank you for your patience.
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Summer Reading from the Browsing Collection

Summer readsIt’s that time of year! Time to pick your beach read, your vacation read, your not-for-class-or-work read. Not sure what that read will be? Take a look at the Browsing Collection on the first floor of the library, or check out the Summer Reads page on our Browsing Guide! These pages are updated as new books arrive and are put out on the shelves. You can find the newest titles on the guide’s home page, and more complete lists of Browsing , YA Browsing, Juvenile Browsing, and Children’s Browsing books within the guide. Keep checking back as we add more!

Happy Summer reading!


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Commencement Day Open House

ThOpen House Flyere library welcomes all graduates, families, and alumni/ae to stop in between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, May 28th for an open house. We especially invite members of the Class of 2020 to come see their bound senior projects, which will be on display on the first floor. This class had their senior year cut short by the pandemic and submitted their projects digitally, and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to see their printed, bound projects before they join the library’s archive. As is our tradition on Senior Project Day, homemade cookies will be served!

At noon we will have an unveiling of two newly conserved 19th century portraits of Bard Family members (Dr. Samuel Bard and his wife Mary Bard), with snacks provided by the Friends of Stevenson Library (FOSL)! We are thrilled to be hosting this event. Conservation was completed by the Williamstown Art Conservation Center thanks to an award from the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program. The portraits have belonged to Bard since 1938, but they haven’t been publicly displayed for decades. Be the first to see them!

We hope to see you here on Saturday!

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How to Revise Your Senior Project on Digital Commons

revise submission screenshotDo you need to add images or other content to your senior project submission? Do you have a few edits recommended by your senior project board? Well, you can update your online submission by logging into Digital Commons again and revising your submission. Full instructions are available here:

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Sproj Help & Submission Link!

Submit your Spring 2022 Senior Project here:

Instructions for submitting:

Sproj Clinics (Drop in help):
Friday (4/29), 1-2 pm library first floor
Sunday (5/1), 2-4pm library first floor

Library Extended Hours:
Sunday 10am to 3am
Monday 8am to 3am
Tuesday 8am to 3am

Request a 1:1 appointment for writing support or citation help:

Shut up & Sproj (Quiet work sessions) Mondays (Stevenson 402) and Fridays (on Zoom) from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Formatting Guidelines:

Example Senior Projects from Each Division:

Citation help:

Accessing the Sproj Template in Google Docs
The Sproj Template has the title page and other front matter for your sproj set up with the correct pagination.

  • Log into Google Docs with your account.
  • Choose Bard Senior Project from the Template Gallery


  • From any document, click File > New > from template and choose Bard Senior Project. A new document will open in your drive using the template.
  • Simply paste your senior project text in starting on the page marked “1” in the header.
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Mimi Gross: Study for Yourself

Mimi Gross Exhibit artworkSee the exhibit of art by Mimi Gross ‘61 curated by Fiona Laugharn ‘12 on the first and second floors of the Stevenson library April 18 – July 29. Reception to meet the artist on Monday, May 23 from 4-6 PM. See the Mimi Gross announcement for more information.

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Sproj Clinics Resume on Fridays

Sproj clinic flyerWith senior projects due in just a few weeks, we are resuming weekly Sproj Clinics in the library beginning this Friday, April 8 from 1-2 p.m. You’ll find us behind the research help desk on the first floor, laptops and citations manuals (and snacks!) at the ready for any of your questions about citations, formatting, even finding sources. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! You can request an appointment with a librarian anytime. Here are some other resources and events you need to know about:

  • Writing your introduction & conclusion panel — Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm in Olin LC 115.
  • Shut up & Sproj — Mondays (Stevenson 402) and Fridays (Zoom) from 3:30-5:00
  • Zotero user guide
  • How to find and use the Google Docs Sproj Template

We’re here to support you!

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Join us for Big Read Hudson Valley!

Stevenson Library is excited to announce a Bard book discussion group as part of this year’s Big Read Hudson Valley !

What: Book discussion of Sandra Cisneros’ classic novel, The House on Mango Street 
When: Thursday, April 28 6-7 pm
Where: In person at Stevenson Library
Who: Open to all Bard students, faculty and staff

If you’d like to participate in the book group, contact Alexa Murphy ([email protected]) for more information. A limited number of free copies of the book are available.

Click here for more information about Big Read Hudson Valley and events throughout our area including readings, performances, workshops and more.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with
Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el
Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.


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