Subject Librarians are here to help you!

Do you know there are subject specialist librarians waiting to help you with your next project or paper? All you have to do is set up an appointment, meet with them and you will be on your way to finding resources you probably never knew were available! Here is the list of librarians by subject. … Keep reading

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

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

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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Vanderbilt Libraries Expand Material Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service for circulating resources that are not available electronically has been expanded during the week of June 15. Online requests are fulfilled with electronic versions of resources whenever possible. We are happy to help you locate items. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery of physical item requests.  This time frame allows us to… Keep reading

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The Divinity Library Against Racial Injustice

The Divinity Library is privileged to work with and learn from the faculty, students, and staff of the Divinity School who are actively engaged in dismantling unjust systems in our community and our world. Read the Vanderbilt Libraries’ statement on racial injustice in our society Read VDS Dean Emilie Townes’s message Check out Information and… Keep reading

No Quarantine on Information at Heard Libraries

Vanderbilt’s libraries never ramped down during the stay-at-home order. Indeed, they have been busier than ever, remotely providing resources and services.  Over the last few months, Vanderbilt has purchased hundreds of e-books and made connections to tens of thousands of new resources in every field. On May 26, a small group of library staff will… Keep reading

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Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive

If you’re a Vanderbilt student, 2020 graduate or faculty or staff member, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite you to document your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic for historians and future generations. Keep reading…

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Divinity Library COVID-19 religious archiving project

As the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic increased and cities and states declared various stages of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, churches had to completely change how they did ministry. Most churches were instructed not to meet in person, and various other functions (food distribution, visiting ministries, prayer groups) had to be moved online or otherwise… Keep reading