A New and Improved Library Search

The Libraries’ search tool has undergone a refresh to make it easier to find the most relevant results. On the Advanced Search page, you will now find the following search options: Everything Use Everything to find both print and electronic items, including journal and newspaper articles, books, e-books, book chapters, streaming videos, government documents and… Keep reading

Indoor Masking Protocols Temporarily Reinstated

As noted in today’s story in MyVU, Vanderbilt has temporarily reinstated the indoor masking protocols on campus. A few of the protocols of note: New masking protocols go into effect Monday, June 20 Wear a mask indoors if you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others Masking is not required for in-person meetings… Keep reading

Retrocomputing

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

QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython, Session 3

Launch a rocket with a microcontroller and record flight data is the third of three sessions in the workshop series. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required. This third and final session is an in-person practical field demonstration of the microcontroller on the Vanderbilt campus on Friday, April 15. In this… Keep reading

QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython, Session 2

Connecting a microcontroller board and programming with CircuitPython is the second of three sessions in the workshop series. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required. If you missed the first session, you are welcome to register for the second session. Please review the session 1 materials. Here are the detailed descriptions… Keep reading

QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython

Are you interested in learning how to program a tiny computer to read a sensor? Join us for this three-session workshop series, and learn how to program a microcontroller (QT Py RP2040) the size of your thumbnail with CircuitPython, leading to a rocket launch with the microcontroller! Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs…. Keep reading

Visitors Welcome – Updated Library Policies

Beginning Monday, March 14, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries will reopen their doors to visitors. Campus visitors who are accompanied by a community member, such as an admissions officer or faculty researcher, are also welcome. Alumni and emeriti are once again able to visit the libraries during open hours with their Commodore Cards. The… Keep reading

Class of 2024! Library Open House Feb. 24

Around the Stacks: Library Open House for the Class of 2024 Hello, Class of 2024! Join us in the Central Library Community Room on Thursday, February 24, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m, for “Around the Stacks!” welcome back reception just for you. Drop by for snacks, giveaways, and interactive info-tables from the four undergraduate libraries, plus… Keep reading