A New and Improved Library Search

The Libraries’ search tool has undergone a refresh to make it easier to find the most relevant results. On the Advanced Search page, you will now find the following search options: Everything Use Everything to find both print and electronic items, including journal and newspaper articles, books, e-books, book chapters, streaming videos, government documents and… Keep reading

Indoor Masking Protocols Temporarily Reinstated

As noted in today’s story in MyVU, Vanderbilt has temporarily reinstated the indoor masking protocols on campus. A few of the protocols of note: New masking protocols go into effect Monday, June 20 Wear a mask indoors if you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others Masking is not required for in-person meetings… Keep reading

Pop Up Exhibit: Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler: Grand Dame of Science Fiction Central Library Lobby May-July 2022 Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction author.  In her early publishing career, she was one of the few Black women authors in a field dominated by white men.   Extremely shy as a child, she found a creative outlet exploring science fiction… Keep reading

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduating Student Employees!

Central Library Circulation & Government Documents congratulates our Class of ‘22 student employees on their many accomplishments and upcoming graduation. Throughout their time working at the library, these students have provided high quality circulation services and made important contributions to organizing and expanding access to the library’s government documents materials. We thank you for your… Keep reading

Central circulation students

Movie Night in Central Library: Eighth Grade

Vanderbilt Libraries invite you to Central Library Movie Night Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:00 p.m. Featuring Eighth Grade, the 2018 Comedy/Drama directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham. Synopsis from A24Films: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her… Keep reading

Visitors Welcome – Updated Library Policies

Beginning Monday, March 14, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries will reopen their doors to visitors. Campus visitors who are accompanied by a community member, such as an admissions officer or faculty researcher, are also welcome. Alumni and emeriti are once again able to visit the libraries during open hours with their Commodore Cards. The… Keep reading

New Searchable Lists of Media Materials with Public Performance Rights

The libraries continue to have access to a wide range of motion pictures and streaming videos with public performance rights available for viewing by Vanderbilt-affiliated individuals or groups in a non-classroom setting or event. In response to user feedback, these items are now organized into two searchable lists: DVDs and VHS, and Kanopy films. Explicit… Keep reading

Class of 2024! Library Open House Feb. 24

Around the Stacks: Library Open House for the Class of 2024 Hello, Class of 2024! Join us in the Central Library Community Room on Thursday, February 24, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m, for “Around the Stacks!” welcome back reception just for you. Drop by for snacks, giveaways, and interactive info-tables from the four undergraduate libraries, plus… Keep reading