Due to COVID-19, Barnard Library is closed until further notice, with continuing of select library services. Please understand there may be interruptions in service as we support staff in this challenging time. Reach out to library@barnard.edu about course reserves, materials renewals, or fines and other questions, and refdesk@barnard.edu for research consultations and library instruction. See the IMATS site for assistance with distance learning.

People & Values

Barnard library is a place for research, curiosity, innovation and so much more. Our expert staff is here to guide you through it.

We aim to create an environment that allows for the respectful use of shared resources, while adhering to our values inclusion, anti-oppression, privacy and support. Our Community Guidelines provide a shared understanding of what students, faculty, visitors and staff can expect from each other.

Our mission is rooted in our values: We believe diversity, openness, privacy engagement, and critical thinking are key to advancing women's education and scholarship.