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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Scan & Deliver available to Students, Faculty & Staff

If you need journal articles, book chapters, or any other part of printed publications from the university libraries, and you prefer not to visit the libraries in person, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you. When searching for articles, you can request a copy using the findit@VU button that appears in… Keep reading

Contactless Library Checkout System Expanded

The contactless materials checkout system checkout@VandyLibraries introduced last year in the Biomedical, Central, Divinity and Peabody libraries has expanded this fall to the Management and Science libraries.  Take a minute now to watch this short video and then download the checkout@vandylibraries app for IOS or download the checkout@vandylibraries for Android and open the app and… Keep reading

Contactless checkout@VandyLibraries Expanding for Fall

The well-received contactless materials checkout system checkout@VandyLibraries introduced last year in the Biomedical, Central, Divinity and Peabody libraries is expanding this fall to the Management and Science libraries.  Take a minute now to download the checkout@VandyLibraries app, available for both iPhone and Android, so you are ready to safely check out materials using your mobile… Keep reading

Found in Cuba: The Ingenuity and Creativity of Ediciones Vigía

A new online exhibit has been created based on an exhibit in Special Collections and the exhibit-opening lecture given by Paula Covington, subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Ediciones Vigía began making handmade books in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1985, limited to 100-200 copies, to make national literature known to Cubans and to create… Keep reading

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