General information about access to the Peabody Library and other Vanderbilt libraries can be found on the Heard Library Access and Use Policies page.
There are seven handicapped parking spaces near the Peabody Library:
- One in front of the Susan Gray School
- Four in front of the Mayborn Building
- Two directly behind the Peabody Library
For an interactive parking map of campus, showing the handicapped spaces around the library, go to the Traffic and Parking Web site, select Maps from the column on the left, and then click on Parking Map. Or download a PDF of the map.
Wheelchair access in and around the Peabody Library is limited because of its construction and layout. Because it is not possible to access each floor from the elevator you must plan your visit accordingly.
Magnolia Circle: This entrance will give you access to the first floor only. The first floor houses the Iris Café, the Fireside Room, two study rooms, a vending area and restrooms. A free public telephone is also available on this floor. The Fireside Room has Mac workstations for patron use.
21st Avenue South: This is the entrance at the back of the library along 21st Avenue South. This entrance will provide access to the Ground Floor Project Room, a study room, the A/V room and restrooms. Computers are not located on this level.
The Magnolia Circle entrance
The 21st Avenue South entrance
Elevator access: The elevator is accessed at the ground level (21st Ave. S. entrance). The elevator will take you to the Main Floor and the third floor. The elevator will not accommodate wheelchairs more than 24 inches wide.
Stacks Access: Originally, the Peabody Library was a closed stack library so the aisle ways are narrow. Staff will be happy to retrieve any material that you want from the stacks.
- Jaws (screen reader): Available on computer Q.
- ZoomText (magnifier and screen reader): Available on computer Q.
- VictorReader (screen reader): Available on MacBook #6.
The staff of the Peabody Library is committed to providing equal access to its services and collections for all its patrons. Contact Stacy Owens or the Service Desk for more information or to arrange access and/or assistance, if needed: