Where is the Special Collections Library located?
Special Collections is located on the second floor of the General Library Building at 419 21st Avenue South. There are entrances on the second level of the building, across the street from the CVS Pharmacy at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Scarritt Place. There is also an entrance in the breezeway between the old and new sections of the library building. View a map of the building location. You may also view a floorplan showing the location of Special Collections at the Central Library Virtual Tour:
How do I get to the library?
The library is located in downtown Nashville at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Scarritt Place. For general directions on reaching the Vanderbilt campus from Nashville's major freeways, visit VU's Vicinity Map. If you need detailed driving directions, try visiting Mapquest.com or call Special Collections at 615-322-2807.
Is parking available?
Public parking is available at the Wesley Place Parking Garage on Scarritt Place. Visit the Office of Traffic and Parking for parking maps and regulations.
Can I check out items from Special Collections?
No. All items are non-circulating and must be used in the Reading Room in the Special Collections offices.
Can I make copies?
Copying by patrons is not permitted. Special Collections staff will make all necessary photocopies due to the fragility of some items. Depending on the number of copies needed and previous copy requests received by the department, photocopies may not be available immediately.
Can I search VU databases from Special Collections?
Researchers may do brief searches in ACORN to locate an item's location. For detailed database searching, use one of the public terminals scattered throughout the building.
Where can I find out more about a particular manuscript collection?
Contact Special Colletions at .
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