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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center


Digital Research and Learning

Participate in Technology

Join one of our campus technology Working Groups .
New members always welcome. 

Attend one of our Workshops on digital scholarship technologies. 

See more about Digital Scholarship

Additional Technology Partners

Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT)
Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL)
Center for Teaching

The libraries provide technologies and opportunities to increase technological skills to enhance research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt.

Computers and Laptops

Computer workstations are available for convenient access to the library’s digital resources. Eleven workstations are for Vanderbilt users and require a VUnet ID to log in.  Three public workstations are available for guests.

There are two MacBook Air laptops available for check-out at the information desk. The loan period for laptops is 3 days.  

WiFi at VU

Current Vanderbilt student, faculty or staff members have the benefit of campus-wide wifi access. For questions and assistance, contact Vanderbilt ITS. For regulations regarding appropriate use of computers, review Vanderbilt University's Computer Privileges and Responsibilities policy.

Printing, Scanning, and Copying

The VUprint system manages printing across campus. For convenience, personal computers can install a VUprint driver. A VUnet ID and e-password or a guest print card are needed for printing. Black and white prints, available throughout the VUprint system, can be printed for $0.06 per page. Color prints available for $0.25 per page.  There is no charge for the scan-to-email option or the scan-to-flash-drive option, but a Commodore or guest card is required.

VU users can add money to their  Commodore Card at Card Services. Guest printing cards are available for purchase for all other users.  The guest card vending machine is located on the first floor of the library and is a cash only machine.  The cost of the print card is $1 and printing money can be added to the card using $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.  The machine does not give change or refunds. 

Photocopiers and color laser printers are also available in other libraries across campus.

Color laser printers are available in the:

3D Printing

Two 3D Printers are available in Room 902 of the Central Library. There is no cost for smaller personal prints. Requests can be sent to