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Building on joint values and success, the Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library brings high-quality, full-scholarship, liberal arts education to those communities most often excluded from the university experience.

Bard at BPL, the first New York City Microcollege, welcomed its first students in January 2018.  Bard Microcollege students are enrolled in courses across the liberal arts and take advantage of access to the Library’s considerable collection, events, and expertise. As they approach completion, students will benefit from access to all the resources of the larger, New York City alumni community and receive focused assistance as they apply to bachelor’s degree programs across the city.



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