Local changes to library computers and a new NIH MFA policy

As the university and medical center become more technologically independent, usage of library computers is also impacted. EBL staff will be happy to assist with your computing needs. VUMCids will no longer be allowed to log in to the library workstations. We have installed several autolog machines which do not require institutional credentials and provide… Keep reading

EBL acquires USP-NF Online

The Eskind Biomedical Library acquired the online version of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary. Our subscription is limited to 20 user accounts. If interested, please contact the library for the subscription key. Once you have the key, you must register at uspnf.com The USP-NF Online allows for access to all published content since… Keep reading


Visiting and acquiring books from other VU libraries

Please take note that there are varying restrictions to who can and cannot access certain VU Libraries. The students, staff, and faculty from SOM, SON, and VUMC may enter the Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) with their current ID badge. If you need materials from other libraries, you must request them to be delivered to EBL…. Keep reading

New JoVE titles added this summer

The Eskind Biomedical Library added three new titles to its Journal of Visualized Experiments collection. We now have a total of eight titles which are linked to various databases and found on the Journals page. JoVE Biochemistry (new) Biology Cancer Research (new) Genetics (new) Immunology & Infection Medicine Neuroscience


Fall 2021 Hours effective 8/23/21

Starting Monday, August 23, 2021, the Eskind Biomedical Library will be open from 7:30 am – 10:00 pm, Monday – Thursday and 7:30 am – 8:00 pm on Friday. Weekend hours will begin on Saturday, August 27th. Per VU/VUMC guidance to reduce population density and encourage physical distancing, the biomedical library is restricted to students,… Keep reading

EBL adds more study rooms

Study rooms rooms 134, 138, 139, and 142 are now open. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Full-text access issues in PubMed

Recent changes with the new PubMed have caused some users to have issues with linking to our full-text subscriptions in PubMed. The following solution has helped several users. However, if access issues persist, please contact us. If you have an MyNCBI account, which we highly recommend, sign in from the PubMed homepage. Click on your… Keep reading

EBL re-opens today

Happy New Year to the VU/VUMC community! I am pleased to announce that the Eskind Biomedical Library is now open. Our Spring 2020 hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm. We are still limiting access to students, staff, and faculty from VUSM, VUSN, and VUMC. Students from VUSN and VUMC must adhere to the… Keep reading

We are still accepting Graphic Medicine submissions

The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is still accepting submissions for the Telling Our Stories Graphic Medicine Exhibit. The exhibit is currently online and will become a permanent feature on the library‚Äôs website. Please submit an electronic copy in an image format (jpeg, png, gif) to¬†eskindlibrary@vanderbilt.edu. File sizes are limited… Keep reading

EBL closing for Winter Break

The library will be closed from December 19th through January 3rd. We will re-open on January 4, 2021 at 7:30 am with the same protocols and access restrictions as the Fall 2020 semester. Badge access is restricted to students, staff, and faculty from VUSM (MD), VUSM (non-MD), VUSM Basic Sciences, VUSN, and VUMC only. All… Keep reading