HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Ends on June 7

The Vanderbilt University Libraries signed an agreement with HathiTrust in March of 2020 that provided faculty, students, and staff with online access to approximately 17% of the libraries copyrighted print circulating collections. Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) was invaluable for virtual instruction and research while access to campus was restricted. As the university… Keep reading

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Science & Engineering Library Hours Changing Due to Exams

The Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science & Engineering Library is being used for testing during the exam period and will be closed during those times. Evening hours are being extended to allow for additional study space. Exam schedule for S &E Library (Other exams may be scheduled in the space, so be sure to check the… Keep reading

The Science and Engineering Library to Serve as Classroom Space Weekday Mornings

This semester the Science and Engineering library will be open Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  This is to provide much needed physically distanced classroom spaces during morning hours for six different classes. Never fear, your librarians are as close as a click on the website button “Ask a Librarian” for reference help. We also will… Keep reading

Library Materials Return Information

The Vanderbilt Libraries wish you success on your exams and a restful winter break. Here are a few things to know about Library items you have on loan: Item Due Dates: If you have an item due before the start of spring semester, we will automatically extend the due date. The new due date for… Keep reading

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Libraries Extend Live Chat for Reading Days & Exams

The Libraries are here to support students with research papers, data access, and information problem solving through the exam period and after! Subject librarian specialists continue to offer 1:1 consultations, and our continuously expanding electronic resources are available 24/7. Live Chat Hours are extended November 23 -December 13 (Chat will be taking a break on… Keep reading

Bandy Seminar Room now available for study

This 8th floor room in the Central Library houses a selection of over 3,000 books on French literature, including works by Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarmé, Hugo, Rimbaud, Colette, Duras, George Sand, and Francophone authors. The room is enhanced by a display case with images highlighting illustrated editions of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. The Bandy Seminar… Keep reading

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Central Library and Divinity Library extend building hours to 10:00pm beginning Monday

FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 TO NOVEMBER 20, building hours will be extended to provide study space for students.  Library Resources are available 24/7, and Research Help from a Librarian is always available through Live Chat on the Library webpage or by contacting your Subject Librarian. Building Hours, October 12 to November 20 M-Th: 7:30am to… Keep reading

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New feature broadens Libraries’ Scan and Deliver service

The libraries are pleased to introduce a new button to “request chapter/article scan” found in the bibliographic record for any user logged into their library account. (Please see screen shot below) When selected, the button sends you to the “Article/Book Chapter Request” form. Initially rolled out to faculty, it is now available to all members… 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