RBdigital is now Overdrive

The Library’s digital content in RBdigital has migrated to the Overdrive platform. You will be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks via the Overdrive website or their Libby app.   Books that you checked out in RBdigital will be available through the remainder of your loan, so you can… Keep reading

The Science and Engineering Library to Serve as Classroom Space Weekday Mornings

This semester the Science and Engineering library will be open Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  This is to provide much needed physically distanced classroom spaces during morning hours for six different classes. Never fear, your librarians are as close as a click on the website button “Ask a Librarian” for reference help. We also will… Keep reading

Winter break and intersession hours for the libraries

Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will join the rest of the university community to celebrate the holidays Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021. During the intersession hours vary by library. Please check our hours for the most up to date information. Best wishes to everyone for happy holidays and we look forward… Keep reading

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