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

Scan & Deliver available to Students, Faculty & Staff

If you need journal articles, book chapters, or any other part of printed publications from the university libraries, and you prefer not to visit the libraries in person, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you. When searching for articles, you can request a copy using the findit@VU button that appears in… Keep reading

Hathi Trust ETAS Program Continues 

We are pleased to report that the Libraries have extended our agreement with Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service that provides electronic access to many items in our print circulating collections for current students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt, both onsite and remote. The ETAS allows electronic access in place of circulation of our physical… 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

New Feature in Library Catalog Targets Online Books and Articles

The Heard Libraries have recently updated their Library Catalog to make it easier to locate books and articles fully available online. Users should select the “Advanced Search” in the catalog, and choose the option to search for “Electronic Resources.” From there, you can enter keywords for your topic (e.g. “educational technologies”), or search for a… 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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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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Subscription Now Available to Digitalia Hispánica

The library has recently acquired a one-year subscription to Digitalia Hispánica http://www.digitaliapublishing.com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/ This database includes access to over 30,000 Spanish language e-books (mainly Iberian) and about 5,000 e-journals. You can search this as a separate database but all the titles are also listed in our catalog. The e-books include a wide range of disciplines but… Keep reading