The month of February is designated for celebrating many important things. Today we celebrate February for being National Library Lover’s month. Our library staff thank you for loving your Vanderbilt libraries! Along with world class services and research collections, our in-person spaces offer comfortable seating, carrels for quiet reflection, and private study rooms for team meetings and group projects. If you have a moment this month, stop by one of our nine libraries or the Fine Arts Gallery to show some love and say “Thank you.” If you are new to Vanderbilt, check out our Guide to Libraries or learn more about our unique spaces below:
Alyne Queener Massey Law Library
The Alyne Queener Massey Law Library is designed to meet the modern information needs of the Vanderbilt community, providing ready access to library, media, and technology services, and an excellent collection of more than 600,000 volumes, including all of the leading legal databases.
Anne Potter Wilson Music Library
The Music Library is “composed” of thousands of books, sound/video recordings, scores and journal subscriptions. It offers streaming media databases, and special collections range from tango to blues to Appalachian folk music.
The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library
The Eskind Biomedical Library supports innovation and excellence in biomedical research, patient care, and the development of scholars and future leaders in healthcare at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The library houses a collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and vintage medical instruments documenting the history of medicine in Tennessee.
The largest library resource for the College of Arts and Science, the Central Library offers numerous study spaces. “Good reads” can be found in the leisure reading collection, and a lively exhibition program brings to life the stories behind the library holdings.
The Divinity Library’s quarter of a million volumes encompass all aspects of religious life and practice with collection strengths in biblical studies, theology, and the history of Christianity. Holdings also include the Zimmerman Judaica collection which covers thousands of years of Jewish research, culture, and history.
The Peabody Library supports the programs of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College including education, cognitive studies, special education, and human and organizational development. It houses a Curriculum Materials Center which contains hands-on learning items, teacher-edition textbooks and leveled readers.
Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library
The Science and Engineering Library has resources for STEM field in general science and technology, astronomy and astrophysics, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics and physics. It also houses an extensive map collection.
Special Collections Library and University Archives
Scholars from all over the world come to use special collections materials that include rich holdings in southern literature, Latin American studies, writings by and about Baudelaire, and one of the greatest collections on card games. The University Archives contains the collective history of the University of Nashville, George Peabody College, and Vanderbilt University. The Television News Archives is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news with consistent content from 1968 to present.
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery promotes engagement with the visual arts among students and the greater community through exhibitions, collections, research, and instruction.
Walker Management Library
The Walker Management Library focuses on graduate business education, providing databases and tools for all of the business sub-disciplines. Students have access to cloud-based computers with market software and data, as well as business bestsellers.
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