Reminder: John Donelson Panel Discussion, Voyage of the Adventure Today at Noon

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation are teaming up to offer two zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact ACE@vanderbilt.edu. April 9,… Keep reading

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Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book | Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 and 4/2, Noon–1 p.m. CT

Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 & 4/2   |   Noon–1 p.m. CT Have you ever wondered how sheets of paper become a book? In this two-part series, participants will make and decorate a Commonplace Book.  We will fold a signature (a set of blank pages), bind… Keep reading

RBdigital is now Overdrive

The Library’s digital content in RBdigital has migrated to the Overdrive platform. You will be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks via the Overdrive website or their Libby app.   Books that you checked out in RBdigital will be available through the remainder of your loan, so you can… Keep reading

Makenzy Orcel Discusses his first Novel February 16 at 11:00am

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fall in love with the moving images of television, the romance of a novel, and the dreams of escape. In… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century

Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century | Apply Here What was the last book you got lost in? In the nineteenth century, people read potboilers for pleasure, consulted almanacs about weather, and learned how to manage their households and businesses from monthly magazines. Nineteenth-century innovations in book making and printing changed the… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections

From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections | Apply Here William Morris used the most up-to-date nineteenth-century technology—photography—to create handmade replicas of Medieval romances and epic poems. Morris’ designers and artists at Kelsmcott Press produced fine press work and intricate designs. His works drove Aesthetic Movement design and influenced… Keep reading

Why has the renewal option changed on my library book?

The books that you are unable to renew—and that must be returned to the libraries as soon as possible—may represent the 17 percent of our collections that we are sharing through an Emergency Temporary Access Service program of the HathiTrust. The program allows us to offer electronic versions of titles that are: (1) in copyright,… Keep reading

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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

Library Access Tips for Recent Alumni

Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the VU alumni family! On September 4th, your student status was changed to alumni status. Alumni privileges include: Databases: Access to a select group of specially licensed digital resources and databases. Borrowing: You have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. Currently, alumni can request pick up items, but… 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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