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RLST 2134 - Asian/Asian American Religions in the US - McNicholl: Campus Libraries

The Heard Library System

'The Library' at Vanderbilt is made up of not one but nine libraries.  Each library has a special focus and together they make up the Heard Library system.

Biomedical Music
Central Law
Divinity Peabody
Management Science & Engineering


Special Collections


These floor plans for the Central/Divinity Libraries will help you find physical books.

  • Depending on your topic, you may end up using materials on almost any of the floors in the building (though the 4th floor is least likely).
  • For the Divinity Library, the library catalog will specify if something is on the 1st Floor, the 2nd Floor, Judaica (2nd Floor), etc.
  • For the Central Library, the library catalog will mostly use the term Stacks, which means anywhere from the 3rd to the 8th Floor. This PDF guide will help you figure out which floor in Central houses the particular call number you're looking for.

Can't find what you're looking for? Let me know!

Did You Know ......

As a Vanderbilt student you can borrow books and other items from any of the campus libraries (except Special Collections).

It's also good to know that you can return most of the items you've checked out to any of the campus libraries. For example, if you borrow a book from the Central Library you can return it at Peabody.

Also look for convenient bookdrops outside the various libraries and at the Common Center. 


Management Library bookdrop


Undergraduate Libraries

Serving undergraduates is a primary mission for four of Vanderbilt's eight libraries.

Central Library

Central Library

  • Serves the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Collection emphasis on the Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Leisure Reading & Video collections
  • Phone: 322-2800



Science & Engineering Library

Stevenson Science & Engineering Library

  • Also serves the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Focus on mathematics & the hard sciences
  • Open 24 hours weekdays during the regular semester (9:00AM Sunday - 10:00 p.m. Friday)
  • Phone: 322-2775
Peabody Library


Peabody Library

  • Serves the Peabody College of Education & Human Development
  • Learning Commons, a large, flexible group work space, and more than 40 computer workstations
  • Specialized Collections include Curriculum & Test Materials
  • Phone: 322-8095



Blair School of Music  Anne Potter Wilson Music Library


  • Serves the Blair School of Music
  • Specialized collections of scores & sound recordings
  • Home to the Global Music Archive
  • Phone: 322-7695