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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

The Fine Arts Gallery reopens its doors this fall with “Dream for Light Years”

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to (finally!) present Dream for Light Years, a two-year collaboration between California-based painter Ali Smith and Blair School of Music professor of composition Michael Alec Rose. In 2008, Rose emailed Smith to ask if he could create a suite of music responding to her vibrant and multilayered paintings…. Keep reading

Library Access Tips for Recent Alumni

Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the VU alumni family! On September 4th, your student status was changed to alumni status. Alumni privileges include: Databases: Access to a select group of specially licensed digital resources and databases. Borrowing: You have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. Currently, alumni can request pick up items, but… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Archive: Be a Part of Vanderbilt History

Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving the responses of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center students, staff, faculty, and administration to the COVID-19 pandemic to preserve this window of time for future historians, researchers and others. Chris Ryland, curator of History of Medicine Collections and Archives, explains the importance of… Keep reading

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Browse our Virtual Magazine Rack, featuring Flipster

Did you know you can browse the Management Library’s selection of periodicals remotely? We have created a Virtual Magazine Rack that replicates the selections you can find in the Management Library including Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, and others that don’t even begin with the letter ‘F!’  While Flipster is no longer offering free expanded access, the Libraries have expanded our access to include Forbes, Inc., and other popular periodicals. Our Virtual Magazine Rack reproduces what you would find in the Walker Management… Keep reading

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Dream for Light Years: Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose | September 8 – November 13, 2020

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is open to the Vanderbilt community with abbreviated hours, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1 to 4pm. At this time, access is limited to Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff. Gallery visitors must reserve timed tickets to attend in advance.    READ FULL EXHIBITION CATALOG LISTEN TO FULL MUSICAL SCORE The Vanderbilt University Fine… Keep reading

Reminder of Library Due Dates

At the end of last semester the library extended item due dates to September 4th. If you have graduated or are not on campus, you have some options to return these items: Book Drop: If you are in Nashville, you may return items to a campus book drop. Shipping Items: If you are not in… Keep reading

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LGBTQ+ Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Group

Do you have an interest in science fiction and/or fantasy, yet not enough time for a book club? Are you looking for fictional characters who reflect lives your future (or past) selves may live? The Heard Libraries and the Office of LGBTQI Life are hosting a Zoom meeting for Vanderbilt community members (faculty, staff, students and post docs) interested in reading short stories with a LGBTQ+… Keep reading

Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

The Vanderbilt University Library provides access to LibKey Nomad, a browser extension that provides instant links from publisher web sites to full-text articles subscribed to by the Library. Nomad is now available in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi. Nomad helps with access in three ways: It displays a Download PDF badge when it detects… Keep reading