HoverCam set up over a book with text on one page

October 19, 2020

The new HoverCam allows staff to take photos and videos of materials that can be shared in remote classes or research consultations. The camera enables the speaker in a Zoom video to show their face in one window while the camera can display materials in another window.
Lockers in Usdan

October 5, 2020

Users can now request to pick up Brandeis or ILL materials at the lockers, which are located on level 2 of the Usdan Student Center, near DCL.
Statue in front of Goldfarb

August 20, 2020

Interlibrary Loan has resumed lending and borrowing for physical materials as of Thursday, Aug. 20.
Shelf of thick books

August 20, 2020

As part of Brandeis Library’s ongoing efforts to improve user experience, we have renamed the Document Delivery service to “Scan on Demand” to make it easier to understand how this service can support your research, teaching, and learning.
Screenshot of new ILL interface

August 20, 2020

The Brandeis Library has released several new updates to Interlibrary Loan on Thursday, Aug. 20, to make the service easier to use.
Contactless Pick Up: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Find the item in OneSearch then use the "Request Pick Up or Shipping" link to place your request. You will receive an email when your item is ready, with a link to reserve a pick up time slot. Arrive for your pick up reservation. Come to the Library's Usdan facing entrance to pick up your item.

July 6, 2020

Starting Monday, July 6, any current faculty, staff, and students can request materials for Pick Up and Ship to Home via OneSearch or email.
Photo caption: From left to right, top row: Claire Ogden and Lucia Pugh-Sellers; bottom row: Alex Luu and Rebekah F. Kristal

June 29, 2020

The Brandeis Library's Research Excellence Prize recognizes students who apply sophisticated information literacy skills to the selection, evaluation and synthesis of sources for a research project.
A Library patron sits at a table among the stacks

June 3, 2020

Since mid-March, the Brandeis Library Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery department has filled more than 1,800 Borrowing requests, almost 600 Document Delivery requests, and almost 1400 lending requests—all while working remotely from home!
Portrait of Louis Brandeis in between two armchairs and a small table

March 10, 2020

The portrait, attributed as a gift of the artist Charles J. Fox, depicts the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in his judicial robes while sitting with a book.
Three people stand in front of a Caste banner

March 2, 2020

J-CASTE advances peer-reviewed scholarship across disciplines into caste systems in South Asia and beyond and considers the marginalization and inter-generational oppression of religious, racial and cultural minorities throughout the world.
Shelf of books

February 3, 2020

Students, faculty and staff contributed recommendations for our book display celebrating Black History Month!
Black and white image of three men at microphones

December 4, 2019

Nineteen minutes of rarely-seen 1969 television film footage are available to see in the Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections reading room.
A large wooden bookcase

October 1, 2019

A new bookcase in Rapaporte Treasure Hall had a decades-long history with alumni before arriving at the Brandeis Library this summer.
Image from digital journal cover

September 9, 2019

The Brandeis Library has gained access to several hundred primary source databases through ProQuest’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program.
Main entrance of Goldfarb Library

September 6, 2019

The new services will be rolled out in two phased over the next year to make materials more discoverable and allow for new formats to be included.
Pile of records and papers on table

July 31, 2019

Professional digitization is allowing the Brandeis University Archives to discover the contents of a series of recently-acquired audio recordings on Abbie Hoffman '59.
Scopus logo

July 15, 2019

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including journals, books, and conference proceedings. Scopus also provides cited reference searching.
Shelves of books

July 8, 2019

To address the high costs of textbooks and other academic resources, the Library supported four grants for faculty who are incorporating open and affordable educational resources into their courses.
Shelf of books

July 8, 2019

The Brandeis Library has awarded Information Literacy Grants to four faculty members to support their work with librarians to design courses that help students become mature researchers and scholars.
Clockwise from top-left: Lynn-Tyia Porter, Helen Wong, Emily Glovin, Jacob Silverman

June 25, 2019

To recognize students who apply exemplary library research skills, the Library awards Research Excellence Prizes and has selected this year’s award winners from an outstanding pool of student submissions.
Brandeis University Professor Laurence Simon, left, presents the letter from the Dalai Lama to University Archivist Maggie McNeely and University Librarian Matthew Sheehy.

June 14, 2019

The Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections acquired a letter from the Dalai Lama in praise of the founding of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion.
Kanopy logo

June 3, 2019

The Brandeis Library will transition to a mediated access model for Kanopy on June 3, 2019.
Brandeis Library staff and Waltham Group student leaders in front of the Library

May 20, 2019

The gift was one of the incentives for students and faculty to participate in the Library Survey in fall 2018.
Esther Brandon with Renee Korgood

May 16, 2019

The award recognizes Esther Brandon’s "significant commitment to the welfare of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people."
Treadmill desks at window

March 25, 2019

The treadmill desks were purchased as part of a CEEF proposal, which provides funding for student-led initiatives that enhance the Brandeis community.
Illustration of woman holding a plane and missile

February 5, 2019

The Image Portal presents archival materials related to the history of social reform and social welfare in the United States. The site was awarded the Center for Research Libraries' 2018 Primary Source Award for Access.
Qualtrics logo

February 5, 2019

All Qualtrics users now have the option to access the Qualtrics API feature. Qualtrics API (Application Program Interface) allows you to push and pull data from Qualtrics programmatically.

Painting of river and window, cover image for The Inner Peace Outer Peace Reader

January 25, 2019

Brandeis University lecturers in Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Peter Gould and John Ungerleider have published an open textbook for PAX 120B: Inner Peace and Outer Peace.
A pile of records, cassette tapes, and a film reel

December 17, 2018

Abbie Hoffman, class of 1959, once said in a rarely-heard interview that he hoped to give his papers to Brandeis University. A recent gift honors Abbie's wish.
Black and white photo of Lenny Bruce holding newspapers

December 17, 2018

The untitled 12-and-a-half minute 16mm film, a collaboration between Lenny Bruce and the musician “Count” Lewis DePasquale, a friend of the comedian, is a darkly comic, silent account of a down-on-his-luck street newspaper salesman, played by Bruce, with a jazz score, likely by DePasquale.
Woman standing in front of a colorful painting
Orli Swergold ‘18, a  New Rochelle, N.Y., native who double-majored in art history and studio art, said the piece is a snapshot of how she has grown as an artist and as a person in her time at Brandeis.
Open Access Week 2018
The Brandeis Library supports open access through several important initiatives. A guide to our open access resources and information on the Brandeis Open Access Fund are available on our site.
Row of non-English language books
The collection currently features about 50 titles in Chinese and Hindi. The collection also will be adding titles in Spanish and Korean soon.
Farber Library and trees
Student Union President Hannah Brown '19 said it is important to have a link between the Brandeis Library and the Student Union to make sure that undergraduate and prospective student voices are heard.
Books on a shelf

In an effort to reduce financial hardship on students and improve the user experience, the Brandeis Library has announced new borrowing policies that include eliminated and reduced fines on certain collections and equipment.

Food for Fines graphic

The program allows students to pay off their fines with donations of non-perishable food or hygiene items to the Brandeis Food Pantry.

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.

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.

New York Times logo

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.

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.