The Vanderbilt University Libraries provide computing and other technology services for students, faculty, staff and authorized visitors in all libraries on campus. The libraries also provide opportunities to increase technological skills to enhance research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. See the Digital Scholarship and Communications Office (DiSC) and/or Digital Scholarship pages for more information.
Visit the following laptop availability page to find out if laptops are available in each library for checkout.
The majority of the library systems use the Vanderbilt VUnetID authentication system to provide access to resources for Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Login to your library accounts below using your VUnetID and ePassword:
- My Account (items you have checked out of the library)
- Interlibrary Loan (to request to borrow items from other libraries)
Trouble logging into one of your library accounts? Contact the library.
Forget your ePassword? Visit the VUnetID web site for self-service options.
To access most databases and eJournals from off-campus, you must log in through the proxy server with your VUnetID and ePassword when prompted. You must be a current student, faculty, or staff member of Vanderbilt University to access these resources. In some cases access is provided for alumni.
Some users may want to download and use Pulse Secure, the Vanderbilt VPN, to access resources from off-campus.
There are nine libraries at Vanderbilt University, with holdings to support research in a wide variety of subjects. Please refer to the visitors page for more information about library hours and access/use policies.
Printing, Scanning and Copying for Visitors
Multi-function printers/copiers/scanners are available in each library across campus. Black and white copies can be made for $0.06 per page and color copying is $.25 per page. There is no charge for the scan-to-email option or the scan-to-flash-drive option, but a guest card is required.
Visitors can purchase a Cbord print guest card for $1.00 from the Cbord machine near the service desks in the Law, Central, Science and Engineering and Eskind Biomedical Libraries and then add funds to the card in increments of $1, $5, $10 and $20. The Cbord print card has a "ZZZ" number on the front of it that must be used to send the print job to the printer.
Campus visitors may want to review our visitor services page for more information.
Files cannot be stored permanently on any library computers. When a public computer or laptop reboots, it resets itself to a default configuration and erases all locally stored user data. Please utilize your own external drives such as flash or thumb drives or a cloud service like Dropbox to save your work. Save to your own device and save often. Note that Vanderbilt users may store files in a Vanderbilt Box account.
Please review and follow the University's Computing Privileges and Responsibilities policy when using library provided computers. Any movies, music, programs, or other software installed or stored on library computers may be deleted at any time.
The VUprint system manages printing across campus. Multi-function printers/copiers/scanners are available in each library on campus for your various printing needs. Black and white printing, available throughout the VUprint system, is available for $0.06 per page. Color prints available for $0.25 per page. Double-sided printing is supported.
Use Vanderbilt MobilePrint to email your documents as attachments from any device, then print them out on any VUprint-Anywhere Release Station. There is no need to download and install driver packages.
However, for your convenience, personal computers can install a VUprint driver which is available for download here.
A VUnetID and ePassword are needed for printing. You can add money to your Commodore Card at Card Services. Guest printing cards are available for purchase at the Law, Central, Science and Engineering and Eskind Biomedical Libraries library service desks.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please see the 3D Printing Information page.
Printing, Copying and Scanning Locations
Multi-function printers/copiers/scanners are available in each campus library.
Each library provides public workstations to access the internet and digital resources. The libraries also have a selection of other computer equipment such as laptops, scanners, printers, etc. and audiovisual devices such as digital cameras, CD and DVD players, microform readers, etc. for loan.
Each campus library provides workstations for the use of the Vanderbilt community. Note that nearly all computers require login.