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Holiday Hours 2014

The Eskind Biomedical Library will observe the following special hours around the University’s Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays:

Date Hours Limited Services
Monday, 12/22/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday, 12/23/14 8am to 6pm 8am to 9am
Wednesday, 12/24/14 (Christmas Eve) Closed Closed
Thursday, 12/25/14 (Christmas Day) Closed Closed
Friday, 12/26/14 8am to 6pm  8am to 9am
Saturday, 12/27/14 Regular hours Regular hours
Sunday, 12/28/14 1pm to 8pm 5pm to 8pm
Monday, 12/29/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday, 12/30/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, 12/31/14 (New Year’s Eve) 8am to 6pm 8am to 9am
Thursday, 1/1/15 (New Year’s Day) Closed Closed
Friday, 1/2/15 8am to 6pm  8am to 9am
Saturday, 1/3/15 Regular hours Regular hours

Regular hours are listed on our website. A valid Vanderbilt or Meharry ID is required for entrance during Limited Service Hours.

The library will resume normal hours on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms and will be responded to when we return. When the library is closed, checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

Thanksgiving Hours 2014

The Eskind Biomedical Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 28, with limited services from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms. Checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

The library will resume regular hours on Saturday, November 29.

Oct 30th Lecture: “Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science”

Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science

Thursday, October 30 at 4pm
EBL Board Room (Third Floor)
Professor Holly Tucker
Seating will be limited

Holly Tucker is Professor of French Studies (Arts & Science) and Professor of Biomedical Ethics & Society (School of Medicine). She is also a recipient of Vanderbilt’s coveted Chancellor’s Award for Research.

Her teaching interests include: narrative medicine, medicine and literature, early history of medicine, and early-modern French culture and history.

Tucker is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution and Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth & the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France. Her next book (City of Light, City of Poison) is under contract with W.W. Norton.

Across her research, Professor Tucker is deeply interested in what lessons the history of medicine holds for our own day.

This lecture is being presented as part of “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” exhibit at EBL, running through November 12, 2014.

Updated Coffee Break Hours

In response to usage patterns, we have extended the coffee break time on the second floor of Eskind to 2-4 pm on Monday through Thursday.

Harry Potter’s World Exhibit Starts Wednesday, October 1

letterheadwithowlFrom October 1 to November 12, the Eskind Biomedical Library will host a traveling exhibit entitled “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Magic, Science and Medicine.” This exhibition will explore the foundations of Harry Potter’s world in Renaissance science using materials from the National Library of Medicine and Renaissance-era medical books from Eskind’s History of Medicine Collection.

mandragora_smallOnline exhibit features include images and pages dealing with alchemy and herbology from Eskind’s collection.

On Thursday, October 30 at 4pm, Vanderbilt Professor Holly Tucker will deliver a lecture in the EBL Board Room entitled “Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science.”

The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm, and is open to members of the Vanderbilt community and the Nashville community at large.

From the EBL collection: Mandrake illustration from Pflanzenbuch (ca. 1500), reproduced in The Illustrated Herbal by Wilfred Blunt.

Recharge at Eskind – Coffee Break and Device Charging Station Now Available

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Need a break? Stop by the second floor of the Eskind Biomedical Library to recharge your mind and body. We now have a coffee and tea break each day Monday through Friday from 2 to 3 pm.

We have also added a Power Tower charging station with connections for older and newer models of iPhones and iPads, other types of cell phones, and outlets for other powered devices.

Feel free to eat in this new lounge area, grab a book from our book swap shelf, or read one of our relocated daily newspapers (including the New York Times).

iPads Now Available for 24-hour Check-Out

The 10 iPads available for check-out to medical center personnel can now be borrowed for 24 hours at a time!

These iPads can be checked out during full service hours, and must be returned to an EBL staff member or security guard at the front desk – never through the book drop!

More iPad details, including complete check-out policies and notes on protected health information and infection control, are available on our website.

Updated Synopses for Grants Now Available

Grant writers: If the environment section of your grant requires information about the Eskind Biomedical Library or Knowledge Management, please feel free to download and incorporate our synopses. EBL staff is committed to keeping the information up to date, and has just uploaded newly reviewed and revised copies.

Synopses are available as downloadable Word documents for both the Eskind Biomedical Library and Knowledge Management.

De-stress With a Good Book! Check out the New EBL Book Swap

book swap medDo you need a study break? Burned out on biomedical literature? Come and take a break in the new lounge area on the 2nd floor of EBL. Cozy up in an armchair with some leisure reading material from our new Book Swap. Selections include popular literature, sci-fi, mysteries, and magazines! You can even take them with you!

In addition to popular fiction and other leisure reading, we’re also making available some items that have been removed from our print collection, such as works on culture, history, and politics in healthcare.

If you take a book, please consider sharing one of your own gently used books for the swap. 2014-09-03 12.18.17 HDRBooks can be placed on the Book Swap rack, or dropped off at the front desk of the library.

Food is now allowed in this area as well!

Starting the week of September 8, we will be hosting a coffee/tea break each weekday from 2-3 pm in the 2nd floor lounge area as well. We hope to see you there!

Labor Day Hours 2014

The library will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Labor Day (Monday, September 1).

Limited Services Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 am & 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (valid Vanderbilt or Meharry ID card required for entry)
Full Services Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Special and holiday hours will always be posted here on the news site, and mentioned on our Twitter and Facebook profiles.