The library is a life-long benefit to all Vanderbilt alumni. We are delighted to have you visit virtually or in person!Library benefits for Vanderbilt alumni include:
- Access to a select group of specially licensed digital resources and databases
- Borrowing privileges at all campus libraries
- Expert assistance by professional librarians
Digital Resources and Databases
When on campus, alumni may access most of the library’s electronic resources which are available in the campus libraries. The library also offers off-campus access to a select group of specially licensed alumni databases. For off-campus access, alumni will need a current VUNetID which must be renewed every 12 months. To obtain or reset a VUNetID, submit a request via the link Ask a Librarian with your full name, school name and the year of graduation.
All Vanderbilt graduates are encouraged to borrow books from the library free of charge. The Commodore Card provides borrowing privileges to all Vanderbilt libraries. To obtain a card after graduation, please visit Vanderbilt’s Card Services office.
Questions? Stop by a library service desk on your next trip to campus or feel free to send us a note. Librarians with subject and discipline expertise provide alumni with information consultation services, in person and by email. You can always Ask a Librarian.
Visit Us on Campus
Alumni are welcome in all Vanderbilt Libraries. Find a library location, check the hours and visit us to see an exhibit, use our digital collections, browse the stacks, or to see what's new in your favorite library space. Here is some help with maps, directions and parking.
Giving to the Library
Invest in the future of Vanderbilt by giving a gift to support the learning and research needs of the entire Vanderbilt community.