About the Library - Hours

The Eskind Biomedical Library has both full-service hours in which library staff are available for assistance, and limited service hours which provide building access but limited individual support. Please see the details below. Special or holiday hours will always be posted to the library's news page at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/news/.

Limited Service Hours:
To assist in extending library hours during the academic year, EBL has contracted with Allied Barton. The security company staffs EBL's main service point the final few hours of each weekday and assists in weekend hours (see schedule). During the final few hours of each weekday only limited library services will be available.

During these Limited Services Hours, entry and re-entry into the building will require a Vanderbilt ID or a Meharry ID; for your security, there will be absolutely no exceptions.

New Hours - Effective January 2014

LIBRARY HOURS FULL LIBRARY SERVICES LIMITED SERVICES
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 8:00-9:00 a.m./6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 8:00-9:00 a.m./6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00-10:00 p.m. 1:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-10:00 p.m.

The following services are available during the indicated times:

FULL LIBRARY SERVICES LIMITED SERVICES
Resources:
  • Access to all print materials
  • Access to all electronic resources
Resources:
  • Access to all print materials with the exception of Historical Collections and Storage materials
  • Access to all electronic resources
Resource Services:
  • Storage retrieval
  • Book checkout
  • Study Room checkout
  • Document Delivery orders and pick-up
Resource Services:
  • Storage retrieval through online form
  • Book checkout (Self-service system)
  • Study Room checkout
  • Document Delivery Orders through online form
Technology Services:
  • Laptop checkout
  • Access to workstations
Technology Services:
  • Laptop checkout
  • Access to workstations
Reference and Research Services:
  • Training and Instruction
  • Ready Reference assistance
  • Research assistance
Reference and Research Services:
  • Training and Instruction - see our available online tutorials
  • Ready Reference assistance - ask a general information question through this online form
  • Research assistance - make a request for help with a general or clinical search strategy via this online form or request assistance with a genetics/molecular biology search strategy or research
  • Ask the Librarian-on-Call
Critical Patient Care Services:
  • Please call the library at 936-1410 for assistance.
Critical Patient Care Services: