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Library Services: Where Things Stand, Spring 2022

 

Vanderbilt has returned to on-site instruction, but the university is still operating under some constraints due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here's where things stand in the libraries:

 

Can I enter the libraries?

What options do I have to access materials when I'm not on campus?

The library doesn't have the item I need. What do I do?

You used to have a faculty delivery service. Is that coming back?

We have a new "pull and hold" service for graduate students.

Can I get a Divinity Library locker?

I have other questions about library resources. Where can I get answers?

 

Can I enter the libraries?

Users WITH Commodore cards can enter the libraries, check out books, use study spaces, and so on. This includes current Vanderbilt students, faculty (including emeritus faculty), staff, alums, clergy card holders, and other users with card access.

Users WITHOUT Commodore cards should see our updated visitor policies.

Note: For more on masking and physical distancing on campus, see Vanderbilt's COVID-19 Protocols: Masks, Physical Distancing, Gatherings/Activities page.

 

What options do I have to access materials when I'm not on campus?

You have a couple of options:

We have e-books.

Some items you’ll find through the library catalog. See an FAQ on identifying these e-book resources. Other items are available in some of our library databases. Ask us if you're having trouble finding something.

We're scanning and delivering journal articles, book chapters, etc.

If you need journal articles, book chapters, or any other part of printed publications from the university libraries, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you.

  • If you log into the library catalog, you'll see links labeled "Request chapter/article scan" links in the "Get It" section of catalog records.  Click on those links to request scans. 
  • If you're using a library database and see a find it@VU button next to the item you're interested in, click it.  You'll be taken to a catalog record; log in if you aren't, and you'll see the "Request chapter/article scan" link there.

 

The library doesn't seem to have the item I need. What do I do?

 

You used to have a faculty delivery service. Is that coming back?

The faculty delivery service has returned. Log into the library catalog, and you'll see "Faculty Delivery" links in the "Get It" section of catalog records:

 

 

Click on the link. You'll be prompted to log into your interlibrary loan account where you can complete the request. Ask us if you have any questions about this.

 

We have a new "pull and hold" service for graduate students.

Graduate students can now request that items on the shelf be placed on hold for them at any campus library convenient to them.

Note: Access to some libraries – Biomedical, Law, Management, and Music – is currently partly or fully restricted to individuals associated with the schools in which those libraries are located. For more details, browse to the Library Hours page and note access restrictions for each library.

To request an item, log into the library catalog, and you'll see a "Pull and Hold" link in the "Get It" section of catalog records:

 

 

Click on the link. You'll be prompted to log into your interlibrary loan account where you can complete the request. Ask us if you have any questions about this.

 

Can I get a Divinity Library locker?

If you would like a locker or have questions about them, please contact Keegan Osinski.

 

I have other questions about library resources. Where can I get answers?