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 1- Now

Well it’s pretty much done. The Central Library renovation project has been completed and what a triumph it is. It’s hard to believe how much was accomplished in such a short time. Check out the slideshow to see . And don’t forget to vote for your favorite name for the new library cafe.

InsideVandy: Library Cafe open for business

By LIZ FURLOW Central Cafe A new cafe opened in Central Library on Wednesday, and many students are enjoying the convenience it offers. Situated to the right of the main entrance, the cafe is the latest addition to the renovated library and offers students the opportunity to buy meals or snacks while they study. (more)

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

Library Cafe Opening

We currently expect Central’s library café to be completed toward the end of January.  The hours will be 3 PM to ½ hour before closing on Sunday, 11 AM to ½ hour before closing Mon. thru Fri., and closed on Sat.  The menu will include sandwiches, salads and a soup each day, plus various beverages. … Keep Reading

New Renovation Photos, Weeks 28-32!

Photos of weeks 28 – 32 are now available .  Take a look at the amazing transitions that have taken place the past several weeks as the new library cafe nears completion, Community Room furniture is delivered,  an electronic exhibit on the exterior of the building is installed, and the renovation project comes several steps… Keep Reading

Elevators in Central Library

The main elevators in Central will be undergoing some changes in the next couple of days.  The center elevator (Elevator #4) will become operational again for floors 4-8.   The elevator that covers levels 1, 2, and 4 (Elevator #3) will remain operational, and can be used in combination with the new center elevator to get… Keep Reading

Renovation Photos Phase II, Weeks 26 & 27

The newest set of renovation photos has been posted here.  Construction of the Cafe and Community Room is moving along at a rapid pace, with beautiful wood paneling on the walls, tile flooring installation underway in the cafe, and pendant lighting hung from the cafe ceiling.    Stayed tuned for new photos in the coming weeks! … Keep Reading

Library Exhibits Highlighted on Channel 4′s Better Nashville Program

Library staff Jody Combs, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, and Celia Walker, Director of Special Projects, were each recently interviewed for Channel 4′s Better Nashville program.  Jody discusses the library’s exciting new digital exhibits while Celia talks about the various objects on display in The Sixties at 50 exhibit, located on floors 2 and 4… Keep Reading

Renovation Photos Phase II, Weeks 24 & 25

A new slideshow of library renovation photos from weeks 24 & 25 has been posted.  Construction of the Cafe and Community Room continues and new paint has gone up on some of the walls, and finishing touches have been added to the Gallery and exhibit spaces.  Stay tuned for more updates soon and come by… Keep Reading