News and Events


Statue in front of Goldfarb Library

June 17, 2021

Starting Monday, June 21, patrons will be able to make interlibrary loan requests using shorter forms within the OneSearch interface instead of needing to go to ILLiad to do so. Requested physical items and received items will appear in patrons’ OneSearch accounts as before, but after June 21, new requests will only be handled in OneSearch and not ILLiad.

OneSearch logo

June 7, 2021

The Brandeis Library is updating OneSearch to allow for a better user experience.

People marching down a street carrying pride flags

June 1, 2021

LGBTQ+ Source provides full-text access to scholarly journals, newspapers, books, and other materials on lesbian, bisexual, gay, and trans (LGBT) topics. Database includes a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.

A scan of Masekhet Rosh ha-Shanah that shows handwriting, stamps, and an insert about the Brandeis Library

May 27, 2021

Footprints is an online platform that aggregates information about the ownership, location, movements of specific copies of early modern Jewish books. Each "footprint" is a piece of information that shows, ideally, that a specific book was owned by a specific person in a specific location at a specific time.


April 30 - August 29
Universal Remote
9 AM - August 29 4 PM
June 10
Programming with R
12 PM - 12:50 PM

Annual Report

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The 2019-20 annual report covers the shift to remote services, loan and consultation data, event highlights, space updates, staff achievements, new collections, and more!
Previous Annual Reports


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