Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Welcome to the library!


Alumni Library

The Alumni Library is a unique space on campus, one that combines both academic and social aspects, playing an important role in students’ lives. We provide a comfortable, welcoming place for reading, research, and reflection, as well as room to collaborate and engage with a like-minded community. What makes us different is the special attention the friendly, professional staff pays to individual student and faculty needs, rather than offering one-size-fits-all services.

Library Hours

Summer hours begin May 19:
Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

The library will be closed May 30 (Memorial Day) and July 4 (Independence Day).

Contact Us

413-528-7380 (fax)

Library Research Sources

Find a wealth of resources across the disciplines for your research.


Explore the Library

Student Borrowing book from circulation
Circulation is the main intersection in the library: check books and DVDs out, access items on reserve for your courses, and get that all-important cup of coffee.
A student consults with a librarian about her research.
Ask a librarian for assistance with a research project or get some quick info – the reference desk is Q&A central. Ask us anytime at
Student relaxing while studying
Whether you want to relax with the newspaper; find an article from a peer-reviewed journal; browse for a DVD; or meet up for a group study session, this is the place.
Student Borrowing book from circulation
Much of the library is designated for quiet study so that you can always find a place to read, write, think, study, or just relax. The Reference Room and all the stacks are quiet areas.
Student deeply involved in research
With large tables to spread out, get deeply involved in your research, whether you’re using the reference collection or the library’s extensive online resources.
A student uses library resources while writing a paper.
The senior thesis is a requirement for a Simon’s Rock BA; it is also a work that adds to the world’s knowledge. The library archives a copy of every thesis submitted in the Reference Room. Take a look at our impressive list of theses.
A student finds just the right book for his research.
With 75,000 books in the stacks, this is the number one place to find just the right book or a quiet nook for a serious study session.
The library Atrium
Enjoy the quiet splash of water and the occasional call of a bullfrog – you can also meet with a tutor, get help at the writing center, or ask advice of the pros in the Win Commons.