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Library Hours August 2023

The Library is open at reduced hours for the month of August (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm). There are two Energy Conservation days (August 18, & 25), and Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 4) when the Library is closed. Normal hours resume Tuesday, September 5.

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EBSCO Discovery Service: Projects

In the past if you wanted to save database articles to a folder it was quite a complicated affair. You would have to create an account inside EBSCO and then sign in to this “add-on” account to save items. Today, it’s a snap, all you have to do is add items to a project! We think Projects is a great way to collect resources, and keep them organized in one place.


EBSCO Discovery Service: New Look

The Library has upgraded to EBSCO’s new Discovery Service. It’s a lot less busy and it’s much easy to find, and save articles. Welcome to a more minimalist interface. You still get the same results but it’s a bit more easier on the eye.

Happy New Year

Season Greetings and happy holidays. The Library is closed and reopens Tuesday, January 3, 2023 with reduced hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday. Regular hours resume Monday, […]


The Best Children’s Books of the Year 2022: Holiday Gift Edition

Members of the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee have been hard at work preparing their annual list of exceptional children’s books. Titles in this year’s Holiday Gift Edition, include offerings […]


Dear Bank Street Library Patrons, the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. We re-open Monday, November 28, 2022.

BookFest @ Bank Street: October 15

BookFest is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children’s literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in panel discussions and breakout sessions.

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Library Salons

Library Salon #28: A Conversation with Leonard S. Marcus on Censorship in Children’s Literature

What happens when freedom of expression and the freedom to read come under threat? At Bank Street’s upcoming Library Salon #28, we will hear from historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus, whose latest book, You Can’t Say That!, compiles the stories of thirteen authors of banned books and their experiences with censorship and free expression.

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Library Salons

Library Salon #27 The Pandemic as a Portal to New Futures in Education

Please join Bank Street College, Teachers College, and Erikson Institute for a 90-minute special event “The Pandemic as a Portal to New Futures in Education.” It features educators and parents who contributed articles to Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #46.

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Library Workshops

Library Workshops: December 2021

The Library will be conducting three workshops in December. You do not have to register or sign-up. You’re welcome to come to one or all sessions. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing. We hope to see you there. For further information email us at


How to WiFi Print From an iPhone and iPad

It is now possible to print using Bank Street’s WiFi network. You must be a graduate student and have a PaperCut account. If you are a parent or visitor ask for a print card at the circulation desk. Open the document you want to print on your mobile device. Look for a way to share your document, mostly it will be three small dots on the top right hand corner of your screen, or depending on the app it may be a small square box with an arrow pointing up.


WiFi Printing

If you want to print an assignment from your own device (i.e., laptop or mobile phone), it is now possible with WiFi printing. You only have to set up your device once. Here are the instructions for a MacOS laptop. Make sure you are connected to a Bank Street WiFi network.

Library workshops September 2021
Library Workshops

Library Workshops: September 2021

The Library will be conducting three workshops in September 2021. You do not need to register or sign-up. You’re welcome to come to one or all sessions. Workshops will be recorded for later viewing. We hope to see you there.


EBSCO Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a fun way to learn something new, but they do require a number of steps before you can sit back and read. The good news is that you only need to set up once. Try finding this audiobook through the databases “We Got This.” If you see a headphone icon and the word borrow in the database record you’re on the way to enjoying your first audiobook.