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The Library

Our Personal Librarian program gives library users a personalized and direct link to the library. Each first year student and each academic department is matched with a librarian who serves as their main point of contact for the library - a go-to person for all things library-related.


Arthur Ross Greenhouse

The Greenhouse has a custom-designed aluminum and glass shell and fully computerized heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and watering systems to provide independent, automatic climate control.  A central "peaked" room acts as a general public space and conservatory, housing the teaching collection. The conservatory is flanked by two pairs of research bays that provide dedicated space for specialized research. The complex occupies about 3400 square feet with more than 2100 square feet under glass.


Dodge Fitness Center


Minor Latham Playhouse


Art studio

Visual Arts at Barnard is offered as a concentration within the Art History department requiring equal parts Art History and Studio course work. 

With high ceilings and lots of natural light, Barnard’s art studios, located  in the Diana Center, provide ample space to design and create. View the list of classes posted in the Arts History Department website.


The Quad

The Quad includes four residence halls, home to all first-year Barnard students (and many upper-class students).


Lehman Lawn

The green grasses and flowering magnolia trees of Lehman Lawn make it a favorite for studying or relaxing. It’s also the site of events such as concerts, dance performances, and receptions.


Diana Center Dining

The Millicent Carey McIntosh Student Dining Room, located on the 2nd floor of The Diana Center, is a bright space with lots of natural light offering up pizza, hot meals, salads, sushi, sandwiches, and more for lunch and dinner meals. 

Liz's Place, named for Elizabeth Yeh Singh ’88, the public café on the ground floor.  It is the place for snacks, Starbucks coffee and light meals to go.

of Barnard students major in the sciences or mathematics

“I always dreamt of living in the big city, but, coming from a small town, it just seemed like too much to take in. Then I found Barnard and realized that I could get the best of both worlds: big city, but a small school—and the resources of Columbia.”

“To be able to read well, write well, argue an opinion, and have interpersonal skills will be necessary for any field of work I decide to enter, and Barnard really fosters that in their educational philosophy.”