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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Peabody Library Fall Update

The Peabody Library building will re-open on Monday, Aug. 24th. Fall semester hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please remember your Vanderbilt ID card to access the building. The Peabody Library offers a variety of physically distanced spaces for studying and taking online classes. Please bring your headphones, and follow posted… Keep reading

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Art Faculty and Students Share Pandemic Experience

As part of a short series, the Heard Libraries are highlighting unique experiences from Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff through the lens of donations to the Vanderbilt COVID-19 Archive. This archive will provide future historians and researchers detailed insight into the pandemic and how it affected members of the campus community. We’re featuring excerpts from… Keep reading

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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

Pick-up Service Now Available From All Libraries

Pick-up service for physical circulating resources is now available from all Vanderbilt Libraries and offsite storage locations. Requests are fulfilled with electronic versions of resources whenever possible. Pick-up is by appointment outside the 21st Avenue entrance to the Divinity Library, outside the Blair School of Music, and at the front desk of the Eskind Biomedical Library…. Keep reading

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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. Zach Johnson, curator of Special Collections, explains the importance of this new initiative in… Keep reading

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Law Librarian’s Research Guide Instrumental in Passing COVID-19 Anti-racism Legislation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth increasing xenophobic acts of hatred and aggression against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Since January 2020, there have been over 1,800 reports of anti-Asian discrimination incidents related to COVID-19.* In an effort to combat these incidents, Vanderbilt University Law School Immigration Research Clinic students worked pro bono to assist… Keep reading

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Updates to Free Access Databases

Many publishers and databases continue to offer enhanced, free access to content during the pandemic. The Vanderbilt Libraries continue to update the COVID-19 Guide that provides information on enhanced access to databases, collections, and textbooks. Enhanced access has ended from some sources, so please check the guide for updates.

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Enhanced Catalog Records Make It Easier to Find Hathi Trust Resources Quickly

The libraries have added Hathi Trust links to library catalog records for titles that we have in print.  As many of us know, in order to comply with Hathi Trust’s  ETAS agreement, we cannot circulate our print copy of a book that is in copyright at the same time the HT copy is checked out…. Keep reading

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