Special Collections Renovations

The Special Collections and University Archives Library will be renovated from May to August, 2012. During this time, the public service area will move to the Divinity Library, Room 211 (also known as the Electronic Classroom). For assistance with Special Collections, contact staff at (615) 322-2807, archives@vanderbilt.edu. Special Collections Renovations News and updates

Renovation Photos Weeks 33-35

What a difference a few weeks makes!  The library renovation continues at a rapid pace.  Check out the latest slideshow of weeks 33, 34 and 35 of phase II of the renovation.  The library cafe and Community Room officially opened on January 25, crews have been busy landscaping outside and other finishing touches are being… Keep Reading

Listen to Audio Podcast about The Sixties at 50 Exhibit

Celia Walker, Director of Special Projects for the Library, was recently interviewed about the Library’s new Sixties at 50 exhibit and the library renovations in an audio podcast.  A condensed version of the podcast will air on 97.1 WRQQ.FM at various Vanderbilt home football and basketball games, and is available now at http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2010/11/listen-sixties-at-50-draws-on-vanderbilt-libraries-unique-treasures/.

A major renovation transforms Central Library

A major renovation transforms Central Library into a ‘livable’ learning destination The first thing you notice when stepping into Central Library’s new fourth-floor lobby is a sense of light and space. Gone is the dark, cluttered entryway that more than one student described as “cave-like” on user surveys last year, replaced by more room, new… Keep Reading

LEED certification for GLB Renovation Project

The GLB renovation project began with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification.  The process is defined by certain actions and decisions that can accrue points, with 50 points needed for Silver and 60 points for Gold level certification.  At this point the Silver certification seems a strong likelihood.   The next highest level is Gold… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Library Renovations in the News

From the Nashville Post Vanderbilt University announced a planned $6 million renovation to the campus’ Central Library Friday. The renovation by Orion Building will upgrade almost 19,000 square feet of existing space. It will add small group study areas, computer workstations and a new, central help desk. The school will also add a café and… Keep Reading