Writer Ann Patchett Reading

Acclaimed author Ann Patchett will read from her latest novel, Commonwealth, Thursday, Jan. 26, as part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, which is housed within the English department’s Creative Writing Program. Patchett’s reading and book signing, which begins at 7 p.m., will be held in the Vanderbilt Central Library’s Community… Keep Reading

Website Refresh

On January 3rd, the library website was refreshed! The main change is the search box on the home page, Bringing researchers closer to the library’s  premium content. Although the library website is regularly updated for usability, policy and service changes, and new content to reflect our changing, dynamic organization, this is one of the more… Keep Reading

Winter Break

The university’s winter break for 2016 is Friday, December 23, through Friday, December 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, celebrated Monday, January 2, 2017. The university will return to full operating status on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. While most areas of campus will be closed for the upcoming break, some campus libraries will… Keep Reading

Great American Smokeout

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco…. Keep Reading

Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Tuesday November 15, 11am-4pm Special Collections (Central Library) Lunch provided The library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focused on developing, improving, and updating articles about women and science.  Join us in learning and writing about women scientists, explorers, and their work in STEM. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of Wikipedia editing… Keep Reading

Library Exhibits Now Use Student Built App, Taption

This semester, the library is working with student entrepreneurs to help get the word out on our exhibitions.  Exhibits in the library are now enhanced with a new feature called Taption.  Taption is the brainchild of Will Rhodes, an undergraduate student in Economics. Similar to QR codes, the Taption app employs technologies that allow users… Keep Reading

Heard Library to test Oomf portable device chargers!

Eight campus libraries will begin a pilot project to make portable chargers for mobile devices available to the campus community.  Oomf provides on-the-go students with a powerful, portable charging service for any micro-USB or Apple Lightning® compatible device. Oomf smart chargers are available to rent and return at designated locations around campus, giving students the… Keep Reading

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