Online library services may help during renovation

We always enjoy having visitors at the General Library Building, but we understand that our current renovation project may not be conducive to a wonderful library experience. The Library’s online services offer a number of ways for you to have access to the resources you need without having to navigate through our temporary access points or deal with construction noise.

  • Many of the library’s electronic resources can be searched online from outside the library building – and in most cases all you need to access the full text is your VUnet ID and password. You can explore some of these options by clicking on the “Libraries” link at the top of the new Vanderbilt Homepage
  • Do you need help with research or have a library related question? Our AskUS service provides an easy way to submit your question and receive the answer online. Since many subject librarians will take vacation time during the summer, AskUS may be a better option than emailing your subject librarian directly.
  • Did you know that faculty members can have Library books delivered directly to their campus department by using the Faculty Delivery Service? In addition, the delivery service team will also scan and email electronic copies of journal articles to you.

Library to have temporary entrances during construction this summer

Temporary entrances for both the Central and Divinity libraries will be in place beginning Saturday, May 15.  Access to the Central Library will be through the door on the south end of the building by Library Lawn. The Divinity Library entrance will be via the south end of the breezeway, which is on the 21st Ave. side of the building.  Both temporary entrances will have handicap access, with handicap parking available in the Frist Hall/Godchaux parking lot to the south of the General Library Building. Signs and banners will be posted to highlight the new entrances.

The temporary entrances are necessary as the creation of the Central Library’s 8th floor student lounge nears completion and the renovation of the General Library Building enters its second phase. Over the summer improvements to the 4th floor Central lobby and reference areas will also take place. In addition, work will be underway on a new enclosed exhibit space and entrance to the Divinity Library on the 2nd floor, including the addition of a new handicap access ramp on the north side of the building.

Photography class defines library with final class project

student artWhat is a library? There may be as many ways to answer that question as there are answers for it. We are used to answering with words, but it is also possible to answer a question with images, which is what assistant professor of art Vesna Pavlovic’s Photography II class has endeavored to do for their final class project. The students used cameras to describe their experience of Peabody Library, where the photos they produced now hang on display through May. (more)

Summer Library Hours

Beginning this Saturday, May 8, 2010, the open hours for the Music Library will be the following:

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday: CLOSED

As well, The Wilson Music Library will be closed on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), and Monday, July 5 (observance of Independence Day).