Welcome to Peabody Library
FAQ Updates for Spring 2021
Peabody Library will re-open after the winter break on January 19, 2021. Hours on January 19-January 22 are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Starting January 25, Peabody Library will be open for quiet study and materials pickup Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. This is subject to change, and any updates will be announced on the Peabody Library website. You will need to bring your Vanderbilt ID to swipe in.
Quiet study spaces are available in Peabody Library, with more extended hours offered in other libraries (see updated hours here). Due to capacity requirements and physical distancing, Peabody Library study spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
When visiting Peabody Library, please adhere to all university guidelines for physical distancing and safety, including wearing a mask at all times. More information can be found on the VU Return to Campus website.
Book & Library Materials Checkout
Books can be checked out from the Peabody stacks, Youth collection, and Curriculum Materials Center. Download the checkout@VandyLibraries mobile app (Google Play/Apple) and use our contactless checkout via your mobile device. Alternatively, you can use the iPad kiosk at the service desk for self-checkout. Instructions will be posted in the library.
Note: Curriculum material kits (items with multiple pieces) will need to be checked out remotely; follow instructions on signs posted in the Curriculum Materials Center. Tests will continue to be available by request only.
Central Library and the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library will have a select number of laptops available for checkout. Please contact Peabody Library if you have additional needs related to laptop or other equipment access.
Library Staffing & Services
Library staff will be working on a mostly remote basis for the time being.
- Research consultations will be handled virtually. Contact your Peabody subject librarian to make an appointment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Librarian open Zoom office hours are also available.
- The Vanderbilt Libraries provide a live chat service that is monitored during the semester from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Library workshops and programming will continue in a virtual setting; watch the Peabody Library website for details.