Retrocomputing exhibit in Stevenson Science & Engineering Library

What’s old is new again. In 2020, a group of retrocomputing enthusiasts published Nox Archaist, a new role-playing adventure game for the 1983 Apple IIe computer. Why would anyone write 8-bit games for an obsolete platform released nearly forty years ago? In this exhibit, located in the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library, we explore the… 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

Have a great summer!

Before you leave for the summer, please return your library books to any campus library or library book drop before you depart.  If you will be in town for the summer, come see us in the libraries during our summer hours. Congratulations to all who are graduating!

Yusef Abdul Lateef Collection

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), have acquired the research materials of Grammy-winning musician Yusef Abdul Lateef. Lateef’s musical artistry crossed and combined multiple genres, including Middle Eastern and Asian music, American jazz, and classical. He was a noted educator, author, composer, and visual… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps Using records, maps and photographs from the Vanderbilt Special Collections and other historic Nashville collections, two Buchanan Library Fellows will create Storymap projects: interactive, GIS-based visual tools that combine information on many individual locations into a single visual product, telling the exciting stories… Keep reading

Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Join the Inclusive Book Group online for a discussion about Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. CT. Advanced registration is required. Register here. The Inclusive Book Group encourages Vanderbilt community members to read beyond their comfort zone and explore new authors and subjects. A limited number of e-book copies are available… Keep reading

Let the libraries help you during finals

Extended Library Hours Most of the undergraduate libraries are open extended hours for finals.  Science & Engineering, Peabody, Central and Divinity libraries will be open 24/7 from April 27 through May 9. Check the hours page for individual library schedules. Study Rooms available for booking You can book library study rooms directly on EMS.  Here… Keep reading

Climate Fiction Exhibit Reception Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

Join Buchanan Library Fellows Amelia Day, Hope Graham, Farrah Hasan, Rae Larrinaga, Chandler Quaile and Julia Tilton this Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in Central Library 2nd Floor Gallery for the opening of their exhibit Home Sapiens: Finding Belonging in Climate Fiction. Humans are “home-sapiens.” Humanity’s need for belonging is fulfilled by a sense… Keep reading