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

J. León Helguera’s Library Legacy

    Professor Emeritus J. León Helguera, a longtime friend of the library, died on April 20. Much of his lifetime was dedicated to collecting and preserving materials about Colombia.  He donated large portions of his collection to the Jean and Alexander Heard Library and the library has purchased other parts of his Colombiana,  making… Keep Reading

Quiet Study Spaces

Finals week is here, and you may be looking for a quiet place study, research, and write. You may already have a favorite study spot in mind. If not, here is an overview of the quiet study spaces available in each library: Central/Divinity building The sixth floor is the designated quiet study floor, which includes… Keep Reading