Library 101: Hitting the Books Successfully

Vanderbilt’s libraries are reopening for the VU community. The libraries are following university protocols to enhance safety and promote physical distancing, while delivering excellent services and resources for learning and research. Remote resources and services have been expanded over the course of the last few months as most of the libraries’ services will remain remote. Some library spaces are being used as classrooms, while others are open for individual study—check the libraries’ webpage for current opening hours.

Central, Peabody, and Science and Engineering libraries will be open for undergraduate students living off campus to use as an on-campus place to take their online courses. VUID card access is required to enter these buildings. Headphones or earphones will be required when using these spaces. The buildings will open on Aug. 24 with the following hours:

  • Central, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Peabody, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Science and Engineering, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If more spaces are needed for off-campus student support, updates to students and faculty will be provided through this Return to Campus Update.

On the libraries website you will also find tips for using the libraries in “What to Know Before You Visit” and see more information about new services and resources in “Frequently Asked Questions.” Staffing on-site has been de-densified, but librarians are fully available via live chat, Zoom, email, phone or text. When in doubt, please reach out to our librarians.