Library materials quarantined for safety

Vanderbilt’s libraries are following university protocols, CDC guidelines, and recommendations from the international library community in the safe handling of library materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. All circulating materials and items in Special Collections are quarantined for at least 72 hours before they can be re-used. Your health and safety is the library’s highest priority when you check… Keep reading

COVID-19 Archive: Be a Part of Vanderbilt History

Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving the responses of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center students, staff, faculty, and administration to the COVID-19 pandemic to preserve this window of time for future historians, researchers and others. Chris Ryland, curator of History of Medicine Collections and Archives, explains the importance of… Keep reading

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Reminder of Library Due Dates

At the end of last semester the library extended item due dates to September 4th. If you have graduated or are not on campus, you have some options to return these items: Book Drop: If you are in Nashville, you may return items to a campus book drop. Shipping Items: If you are not in… Keep reading

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No Quarantine on Information at Heard Libraries

Vanderbilt’s libraries never ramped down during the stay-at-home order. Indeed, they have been busier than ever, remotely providing resources and services.  Over the last few months, Vanderbilt has purchased hundreds of e-books and made connections to tens of thousands of new resources in every field. On May 26, a small group of library staff will… Keep reading

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Eskind Biomedical Library staff assist health care students

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its ever-increasing burden on the health care system, many health sciences students are being removed from their clinical rotations. In lieu of these valuable experiences, students are returning to the classroom in need of higher-level clinical textbooks. Heather Laferriere, health sciences informationist at the Eskind Biomedical Library, was contacted… Keep reading

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Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive

If you’re a Vanderbilt student, 2020 graduate or faculty or staff member, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite you to document your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic for historians and future generations. Keep reading…

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HathiTrust Creates Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

HathiTrust has created the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), which will allow Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff online reading access to materials that Vanderbilt Libraries own in print during this period of remote teaching, learning, and research. Access is available until further notice.  Users need to login and choose Vanderbilt University as their institution to… Keep reading

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New Guide to Digital Resources for K-12 Learning at Home

The Vanderbilt Libraries continues to respond to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. With the closure of many schools, many families are making plans for “learning from home” with their children. The Libraries is pleased to announce that a new resource for at home learning, “Digital Resources for K-12 Learning at Home,” is… Keep reading

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