Sixties at 50 exhibition opens new gallery space in renovated Vanderbilt Library

“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of unique video, photographs and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is now open at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. “With the beautiful new spaces and the libraries’ expanded exhibition program, we will become a destination for the community and visitors to Nashville,”… Keep reading

Renovation Photos, Weeks 19 & 20

The most recent photographs of the Central Library renovation are available here. Take a look at the latest slideshow to see some of the most recent developments:  the Payne Reading Room on the 6th floor has new paint and carpet,  an interesting wallpaper display with a sampling of digital materials from our Television News Archive… Keep reading

A major renovation transforms Central Library

A major renovation transforms Central Library into a ‘livable’ learning destination The first thing you notice when stepping into Central Library’s new fourth-floor lobby is a sense of light and space. Gone is the dark, cluttered entryway that more than one student described as “cave-like” on user surveys last year, replaced by more room, new… Keep reading

Library Renovation: the Latest as of August 20

Plans are still on track to reopen the main entrances to the library via both the library lawn and breezeway on Sunday, Aug. 22.  The service desk should be installed and ready by then. The lobby will have been cleared of construction debris and some furniture will be in place.  The public access workstations will… Keep reading

New Renovation Photos, Phase II Weeks 11-14

Recent photos of the renovation have been posted to the Library’s renovation webpage.  Two new sets have been posted, weeks 11 & 12 and weeks 13 & 14.  Take a look at the many transformations to the Library over the past several weeks as flooring has been laid, walls painted and wood paneling installed.  Stay… Keep reading

LEED certification for GLB Renovation Project

The GLB renovation project began with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification.  The process is defined by certain actions and decisions that can accrue points, with 50 points needed for Silver and 60 points for Gold level certification.  At this point the Silver certification seems a strong likelihood.   The next highest level is Gold… Keep reading

Renovation Photos Phase II, Weeks 7 & 8

The latest set of photos of the Central Library renovation has been posted to the renovation page.  Construction of the handicap ramp in underway, furniture was recently delivered to the 8th floor Student Commons area, and progress continues on the 4th floor and the breezeway.  Stay tuned for new photos and updates over the coming… Keep reading