Future of the Libraries Report

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente charged a committee comprising faculty from across the university and library leadership and staff with developing a vision for the future direction of the library, to support the research and teaching needs of Vanderbilt University. The Future of the Libraries Committee was guided by the goals of… Keep Reading

Carrel Renewal Deadline July 15th

REMINDER….Grad students you should have received an e-mail prompting you to renew your study carrel at the Science & Engineering Library.  If you haven’t already responded please e-mail debra.stephens@vanderbilt.edu by July 15th to secure your carrel for the 2015/16 academic year. Thank you!

Access Journals and Databases from Off-Campus

While away this summer, current Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff can still access library resources for academic endeavors. By logging in with your VUNet ID, the library’s online journals and most databases are accessible from anywhere. When accessing the library from off campus, there are recommended browsers settings: • Make sure the browser is updated… Keep Reading

ACORN Upgrade Starts May 31

Necessary system updates will occur as ACORN is redirected to DiscoverLibrary during the month of June. During this time, patrons will have the ability to check out and return items as usual. While DiscoverLibrary allows users to conduct searches across a wide breadth of resources both in and outside of the Vanderbilt University collection, ACORN… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection : 70 Years in the Making

An exhibition has opened this spring commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection in the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. The collection, established in 1945, has grown to over 20,000 titles and includes archival material from Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Nahum Glatzer. Items on display include medals commemorating people and… Keep Reading

Construction Begins on Three New Study Rooms, Accessible Door

Starting Monday, May 18, construction begins on three new study rooms, an accessible door, and a digital sign as the Massey Law Library continues enhancements to benefit our patrons. The new study rooms will be located in the main reading room where the state codes used to be shelved. These new rooms will be sound proof… Keep Reading

Upgrade of Acorn Server, Downtime Scheduled

Beginning at 10:00pm on May 31st all links to the Acorn library catalog will be re-directed to DiscoverLibrary, the library’s information discovery tool.   This is necessary while the system is migrated to a new server and  the software is upgraded. DiscoverLibrary allows users to search across a wider-breath of the library’s materials. In addition to… Keep Reading