Beginning in January 2003, Fisk University and
Vanderbilt University agreed to provide library access and borrowing
privileges to each institution's faculty and students. Such
privileges are granted one semester at a time and are initially
established at the student or faculty member's home library.
The privileges provided approximate those for undergraduate
students at each institution. Each institution will hold its
own students and faculty accountable for obligations to the
other institution, as if these obligations were to the home
library itself. Fisk affiliates do not have borrowing privileges
at the Eskind Biomedical Library.
Term for Borrowing Privileges
Borrowing privileges at either institution are
renewed each semester; privileges expire at the end of each
Fisk Student and Faculty Use
of Vanderbilt Libraries
Fisk students and faculty may use any of the libraries
at Vanderbilt. Before coming to any of the Vanderbilt libraries,
members of the Fisk community should check with the staff at their
library. Information will be provided about access to the VU libraries
and about the procedures to be followed to add borrowing privileges
at Vanderbilt to their Fisk ID card.
A Vanderbilt access card is still required for
entrance into the Vanderbilt libraries; for students, this access
card is available for checkout from the Fisk Library. Faculty
may obtain a personal access card through Vanderbilt.
While all libraries at Vanderbilt are participating
in the access portion of this program, the Biomedical Library
is not currently participating in the borrowing portion. Materials
at the Biomedical Library may be requested through Athena.
Some libraries have limited access during evenings
and weekends as the buildings in which they are housed are accessible
only to the students and faculty in those schools during those
hours. More details about access are available on Vanderbilt's
access policy web
Once established, borrowing
privileges for all Fisk students and faculty will be similar
to those which apply to undergraduates, but these will vary by
Vanderbilt students and faculty should arrange
for use of the Fisk Library by inquiring at any of the Vanderbilt
Library circulation desks. They will be provided with a printout
of their record in ACORN which will provide sufficient information
for Fisk library staff to use to create a record in the Fisk system
for that semester. Vanderbilt students and faculty should take
an up-to-date printout with them when they first go to the Fisk
Library each semester. Once a record is created during a semester,
no card or printout will be required.
Fisk Library's borrowing
privileges for all Vanderbilt students and faculty are similar
to those which apply to undergraduates.