Library News Online

New Resource for Streaming Video:

Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff now have access to, “the world’s leading classical music channel.” Watch full-length concerts, ballets, operas, masterclasses, and documentaries, and tune in to special live-streamed events. Content includes performances from the Verbier Festival, Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Access from the Wilson Music Library’s webpage (under “Video… Keep Reading

Happy Birthday Wikipedia and Creative Commons! Join the celebration of free information January 15th

January 2019 is a great month for free information. Public Domain Day on January 1st marked the first time in 20 years that films, books, artworks and more created in 1923 came into the Public Domain. Studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely… Keep Reading


Vanderbilt Libraries endeavors to offer the most up-to-date services to our patrons. As a result, our physical audiobook collection has been superseded by RBDigital, a streaming audiobook platform. You can stream the latest best-seller or a literary classic to your device without ever entering the library. First-time users will need to register for an account… Keep Reading

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas is the Coordinator for Collections at Peabody Library. He has worked at Vanderbilt for ½ a year. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? Working with our various patrons here at Peabody is one of my favorite things about my job. Whether you are a Vanderbilt student, faculty/staff member… Keep Reading

Curator Talks: Spring 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from Thomas Hobbs’ Leviathan to Cuneiform Tablets. The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on Wednesday mornings from… Keep Reading

From the Director’s Chair – 1/9/19

Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone, First of all, let me apologize and thank the VU/VUMC community for their patience and cooperation with last week’s PubMed/NCBI access situation. I must also commend the University Library’s Technology and EResources team for implementing quick solutions so we may continue to use this very popular and valuable… Keep Reading

Fine Arts Gallery moves under Library umbrella and starts year with new exhibit

As of July 1, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery has moved out of the College of Arts & Science purview and now reports to the Provost’s office, under the direction of University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Professor Hotchkiss’s expertise with special collections and curation make this an excellent fit for the Gallery, and this move also… Keep Reading

Access Denied to PubMed/NCBI Update

Greetings everyone, We have enacted a temporary fix for those who have been affected. Clear all of your web browsing history and then try to open PubMed. It has not been a total solution for some. In my case, I am also using a different browser. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome were inconsistent but Microsoft… Keep Reading

Five Centuries of Woodcuts to Open at the Fine Arts Gallery: Thursday, January 10

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts January 10–March 1, 2019 You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall Surveying artworks created over multiple continents and 500 years, Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts spotlights more than forty prints from… Keep Reading