Materials are shelved by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.
Click the link below for information on how to read a call number and locate books in the library.
Login to your patron account to review items checked-out, renew materials, check due dates and status of recalled materials, and more.
See Circulation and Loan Policies for loan periods, renewals, and fines.
If you know a specific article that you want to read but don't know where to find it, use the E-Journal Locator. It tells you which databases have the full text of your article. If the article is not immediately available, it provides options so the library can obtain a copy for you.
Look for something like this:
This means you can read, print, email or save your article to your computer or USB drive:
Emailing your article may send the citation and a link to the full text. From off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your VU Net ID to read the article.
No Full Text Available:
Sometimes, databases do not have all the full text available. Instead, you will see the FindIt@VU button: .
Click this button, and a pop-up window will display databases that contain the article. If the Findit@VU window says that the resource is not available at Vanderbilt, click on the link for Interlibrary Loan. This is a free-to-you Vanderbilt Library service that will often be able to find a copy of what you need at another library. For journal articles, a pdf will be delivered to your email. For books, they will be delivered to the hold shelf of the Walker Management Library.