Vanderbilt University Libraries Access Cards (for use by TSU Faculty/Students)
The Vanderbilt University
Libraries have instituted a new access policy for patrons not directly
affiliated with Vanderbilt. TSU, as a member of the Nashville Area Library
Alliance (NALA), has received access cards to be used by TSU faculty and/or
students desiring to use Vanderbilt library facilities.
The current distribution plan for TSU users of the NALA access cards is as
- Cards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from the
Reference Department of the Brown-Daniel Library at the main campus
and the Reference/Circulation Desk of the Avon Williams Campus Library.
Users will be asked to provide current verification of TSU status
(faculty/student identification card) and will be informed that the card must
be returned to the TSU Library location within 24 hours.
- The NALA access cards are for entrance (by individuals only) to
Vanderbilt libraries; they cannot be used for checking out materials, making
photocopies, using computer systems and services, etc. At the time a request is
made, TSU patrons will be informed of existing resources (full-text articles
from online databases, electronic books, interlibrary services, etc.) which may
provide suitable information which will make a trip to Vanderbilt unnecessary.
- However, if the patron has exhausted TSU Library resources and desires
immediate access to Vanderbilt, the NALA access card will be issued for a
24-hour time period. The TSU Library expects our patrons to honor this
stipulation; after 24 hours, the Vanderbilt University Libraries will be
contacted and the card will be deactivated.
- Persons using the NALA access cards are expected to abide by the
policies established by Vanderbilt, TSU, and/or NALA. This will ensure that
others will be allowed to access the Vanderbilt facilities, and help to
maintain collegiality and cooperation among libraries in the Nashville area.