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Open to Bard community & outside scholars.

Collections are non-circulating.

Appointments are required to consult holdings in Special Collections and the Archives.


Ann E. Butler, Director of Library & Archives

Bronwen Bitetti, Librarian

Hannah Mandel, Archivist


The Library houses a non-circulating collection of over 30,000 volumes. The Library’s main collection houses extensive holdings of international exhibition publications and artists’ monographs supporting the in-depth study of artists represented in the permanent collection. For specific holdings information, please consult our online catalog.

Library Catalog

Special Collections

Special Collections includes important holdings of historic and out-of-print artist produced periodicals, limited edition, rare and signed publications, and an extensive collection of artists’ books. For specific holdings information, please consult our online catalog.

Library Catalog

CCS Periodicals

The Library’s periodicals collection contains current subscriptions to over 60 international art journals and periodicals. The Library also holds a sizeable collection of back issues of art journals in print. For a complete list of journals and periodicals held by the Library, please click on the tile below.



The Library holds a non-circulating collection of media titles which may be viewed on-site only. Please consult our online catalog for specific holdings information.

Library Catalog

Masters Theses

A thesis is written by each graduate student in partial fulfillment of the master’s program in Curatorial Studies at CCS Bard. Theses are cataloged and shelved by year of graduation. Please click on the tile below for a complete list of titles and authors.

Masters Theses

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