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Room with yoga mats, prayer rugs, and zafu meditation cushions
The Meditation Room is intended for meditation, prayer, mindfulness, and finding a moment of peace. The space features yoga mats, prayer rugs, and zafu meditation cushions.
Room with tables, chairs and a computer terminal
The room features soft seating, work spaces, a computer terminal and a fantastic view—and it is accessible only to faculty.
Drawings and messages in the Express Yo Self corridor
Want to leave your mark in the Library? Look no further than the “Express Yo Self” corridor.
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Shelf of picture books in the Library.
The Library is building a new picture book collection located on Goldfarb Level 1. The collection was created in support of the education program and includes a number of award-winning titles.
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Brandeis University faculty, students and staff can now access the New York Times Digital Edition through our academic site license provided by the Brandeis Library.

Blueprints and architectural drawings on a table.

The Brandeis University campus comprises roughly 100 individual buildings. Blueprints and architectural drawings of these buildings must be retained for as long as each building exists. A single building can have dozens or more associated drawings, as the drawings typically describe specific sections or systems within a building.

Inspired by the Book: A Library Art Competition. Part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.

Attention all students! Are you artistic? Do you like books? Submit your art to “Inspired by the Book: A Library Art Competition” (part of the Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts).

Books that were preserved on a red table

A little-known fact is that a great deal of work goes into maintaining the rich collection of books we have here in the Brandeis Library. Our Preservation Department repairs hundreds of books every year.

Pages of photography from Bruce Davidson's East 100th Street.

Bruce Davidson’s East 100th Street disappeared from the Brandeis Library in 1973. It would not return for several decades. Then one day in 2015, the book arrived back at the Library with a note from the former student who had held onto it for 42 years.