Student Services

Central Services for Students

Schedule a Reference Consultation

Need research assistance? Contact a librarian.

Find Microform Media and Newspapers

Find microform media and newspapers in our collection.

Borrow and Renew

Check out and renew materials.

Welcome to the library! To help meet your student needs the library offers a variety of services and materials. Ask a Librarian or stop by for a visit – the library is here to help you!

Getting Started

Learn about library access and use. Find a place for quiet study or meet with your group in one of our study rooms.


Take a look at research and course guides and connect with a subject librarian to guide you through your research.

Locate books, articles, and journals in one of the library’s many databases.

Books, Materials, and Equipment

Need to know what you have checked out or renew your items? Login to My Account.

Can't find a book you are looking for? Submit a purchase request, or use Interlibrary Loan.

The library offers students equipment from iPads to umbrellas for loan and use. Find out about loan policies.


To find print reserves at a campus library, search the Acorn catalog by instructor, course name or course number.

To find electronic reserves, use Blackboard.

Opportunities for Students

Dean's Fellows, Spring 2015

Dean's Fellows

The library Dean’s Fellow Program provides opportunities for students to work on significant and scholarly research projects. The paid fellowships are available to upper class undergraduates and graduate students and require a 20 hour/week commitment.

Student Employment

Student employees are a vital component of day to day library operations. Each year, Vanderbilt University Libraries hires over 150 students in a wide variety of jobs with varying degrees of responsibilities. Fill out an application form to apply for student employment. The Vanderbilt Libraries work closely with Student Employment, which coordinates all on-campus student employment processes for Vanderbilt University. Please visit any library service desk for additional details and information.