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

Issues getting into Google Scholar?

Library users may have recently encountered a reCaptcha error in Google Scholar resulting from a Google block on traffic from the library’s proxy server. This problem is being experienced by other libraries as well; however, Google has been unresponsive to requests to correct the issue. We have temporarily removed the proxy from the Google Scholar… 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

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