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.


Our Design Center, Post-Production Lab, and Zine Library give you the tools to take your ideas from concept to reality. Here's just a tiny sampling of what you can do:

  • Print a 3D model with an Ultimaker
  • Prototype an app design with Sketch software
  • Program a Raspberry Pi sensor and build a robot
  • Design, sew, mend and embroider your own clothes
  • Publish a zine and contribute to feminist, critical creation


Anyone in the community can push boundaries and create original content with support from the Movement Lab, Media Center and IMATS. Here's just a couple of ways to participate:

  • Record and produce your own podcast
  • Take a workshop in motion sensor technology
  • Borrow a camera to shoot a documentary
  • Create animated videos with Adobe AfterEffects
  • Meditate during Stillness Lab events 

We offer tools and support for the entire data analysis process, from data collection to visual presentations. Here's just a few of the things the Empirical Reasoning Center, Computational Science Center, and Digital Humanities Center can help you with:

  • Writing clear and constructive survey questions
  • Automating the process of cleaning data with Python
  • Learning how to test for statistical significance in Excel 
  • Making interactive maps with GIS software
  • Using web applications to compare texts and translations