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Anthropology Graduate Student Orientation: 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           Management
Central Music
Divinity Peabody
Law Science & Engineering
Special Collections

Your research can lead you in many different directions, and as a result you may be visiting quite a few of our specialized campus libraries.  You'll always find a librarian willing to help with your research at any of the libraries.

A printable map of the library locations is available online.

TV News Archives


In addition to the nine campus libraries, Vanderbilt is home to the TV News Archives, the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news.

 You can search the TV News Archives via their website or Library Catalog. The footage can be viewed within the Central Library or at the TV News Archives office at 110 21st Ave. S., Suite 704.


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 to Peabody.

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

  Management Library bookdrop

*Physical access to libraries attached to the professional schools is currently restricted. To access books in those libraries, submit a pick up request via the catalog.

Books from the Catalog