Recent News

research excellence prize winners

July 15, 2022

To recognize students who apply exemplary library research skills, Brandeis Library awards Research Excellence Prizes and has selected the 2022 prize winners from a pool of outstanding student submissions. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
a display of books on Farber 1

June 15, 2022

Check out our staff recommendations for summer books, movies, and television, now on Farber 1!
a student uses a laptop

June 10, 2022

Brandeis Library is excited to announce that we have acquired a number of new resources and journals to help your research
a black and white class photo of a little more than 100 students, in rows

May 31, 2022

Look back on the inaugural class of Brandeis students, celebrating their 70th reunion this year!
a shelf of books

May 18, 2022

From 2022 to 2024, the Brandeis Library will be undertaking a Strategic Collections Project, to ensure that our physical collections remain as current and relevant to the University’s research and teaching needs as possible. Learn more about what to expect here!
a copse of trees in spring on the Brandeis campuse

May 4, 2022

A powerful research database that brings together deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology, as well as multimedia and observation research.
The Brandeis Library's OneSearch logo

April 27, 2022

Brandeis Library has purchased new databses for perpetual access, through our participation in the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) program. Learn more about the new databases here.
a display of books in the library

April 13, 2022

Throughout April and May, visit the Library's physical display on Farber 1 for a collection centered on mental health & wellness resources, or check out our digital display in OneSearch.

a banner for the Henri Lazarof exhibit

March 31, 2021

After many Covid-related delays, University Archives & Special Collections is delighted to announce the opening of the physical exhibit of HENRI LAZAROF: A LIFE IN MUSIC.

A collection of small white blocks with Mayan artwork, created on a 3D printer

February 18, 2022

Brandeis MakerLab Maker in Residence Clara Alexander discusses her work on the Glyph Block Project.

A black and white photo of Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman standing at a piano with Brandeis students.

January 3, 2022

The new West Side Story remake came out December 10th so it's a fun time to explore its connections to Brandeis's University Archives & Special Collections.

January 2, 2022

On January 1, the Brandeis Library will enter into a Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP). Under this agreement, any Brandeis University faculty, staff, or student can publish open access articles in CUP journals at no cost to themselves.

December 3, 2021

On December 3, 2021, members of the ITS and library staff held an information session with Brandeis faculty to discuss the capabilities of our new online faculty guide, hosted by ScholarWorks.

Current Annual Report

Farber exterior with fall foliage
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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