Recent News

Student using a laptop

June 14, 2024

Starting June 17, 2024 alumni can log into alumni-licensed online library resources using their My Brandeis Gateway account. All Brandeis community members will see a new login screen when accessing online library resources. accounts that many alumni use to log into email and other services, including access to online library resources, will be discontinued effective January 7, 2025.
Colorful bookshelves

May 20, 2024

The Brandeis Library is pleased to announce DeisGallery. The collections in DeisGallery highlight distinctive content from Brandeis University, including digital books, manuscripts, media, photographs, and more.
Archival materials spread out on tables

April 29, 2024

Interested in exploring the holdings of Brandeis Archives and Special Collections? Check out our Finding Aids Database!
Shelley Polanco in front of her photo exhibit in the library

March 18, 2024

We invite you to view La Fuerza de Brandeis: The Latinx Portrait Project, by Shelley Polanco ‘24. This powerful exhibit features portraits of members of the Brandeis community, including students, faculty, and staff, who identify as Latinx, celebrating their shared heritage, as well as each of their cultural identities.
Library Research Excellence Prize with an image of a trophy

February 28, 2024

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. In addition to highlighting exemplary student scholarship, the Prize serves to encourage students to engage with library resources and make use of library services. Each prize is for $250.
"I contain multitudes: The myriad of the Jewish experience"

February 28, 2024

What does it mean to be Jewish? How can we consider the intersectionality of identity when we think about Judaism and the Jewish people? The Library's March book display explores the intersections of identity from Jews all over the world, especially Jews on the margins – whether they are queer, trans, Black, Latinx, Sephardi, or Mizrachi and more.
Archival boxes of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp documents

February 28, 2024

Processing Archivist Caroline Littlewood recently created a finding aid for the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Documents, a collection of hundreds of "daily order" bulletins issued by the German command at Theresienstadt.
Two people with their backs to the camera, wearing t-shirts with various logos and text. One person is in a blue t-shirt, and the other is in a pink t-shirt. The t-shirts have the phrase “# HACK/WITH/IMPACT” printed at the top, followed by logos of companies and organizations such as “Brandeis,” “PEGA,” “MITRE,” and others.

February 13, 2024

DeisHacks, the Brandeis social-good hackathon, took place at the library over the January 26-28th weekend, and it was a great success!
Multicolored dots surround the text, "Brandeis Library International Love Data Week 2024; February 12-16, 2024"

February 8, 2024

In honor of Love Data Week (February 12-16, 2024), the Library is highlighting our data services and resources. We support Brandeis students, faculty, and other researchers with a range of resources for working with data to make your research and teaching successful.

A crowd gathers in front of Ford Hall to protest

February 1, 2024

In honor of Black History Month, Brandeis Library is highlighting library resources and collections about Black history.

Group of people posed for a picture. Several people in the group are wearing t-shirts that say, "DEISHACKS" in large letters.

January 5, 2024

DeisHacks isn’t your typical hackathon. We pair hackers with local nonprofits to build real-world solutions.  Join 200 hackers for 48 hours while we hack for social good.

Gold snowflakes surround the text, "Welcome Midyear Students!"

January 5, 2024

Welcome to Brandeis from your Library! The Library is here to support you throughout your studies at Brandeis: Learn more about the Library’s services, ranging from our rare books to robotics!

Colored pencils, origami cranes, LEGO bricks, and rainbow-colored paw prints surround text that reads, "Finals Stressbusters at the Library"

December 1, 2023

As we approach finals period, the Library is here to support you! Stop by the library to de-stress and unwind. Events and activities begin December 8th!

Several paper maps overlap in a messy pile.  Large text on image reads "GIS Day Nov. 15"; Smaller text below that reads, "Explore Brandeis Library GIS & Mapping Guides"

November 10, 2023

To mark GIS Day on November 15, Brandeis Library is highlighting resources for GIS and mapping–and celebrating mapping projects created by Brandeis classes!

Bookshelf with books in Hindi and Mandarin.

November 10, 2023

In celebration of I Am Global Week, Brandeis Library is highlighting our databases with content from all over the world and our recreational reading collection, which includes materials in a variety of languages.

Six people stand in a ballpark.

November 3, 2023

In mid-August, the RTI department built and ran a 1-week curriculum for the LOOP Lab on using Drones for Aerial Photography and filmmaking. This includes everything from learning to fly a drone, up to getting an FAA pilot's license and insurance.

Students sit in small groups around tables. A computer screen sits on a podium in the foreground. Text on a computer screen reads, "Let's practice writing some learning objectives! Choose a topic from a class that you are teaching this year.  Write:  One overarching learning goal What should students know, appreciate, or understand after a particular class meeting?  Two specific, concrete, measurable learning objectives (using an action verb; what can they do if they know or understand the learning goal?) What are two skills students should learn during a class meeting?"

November 2, 2023

On September 9 and 10, 2023, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) held a pedagogy seminar for Brandeis graduate students. The seminar aimed to teach graduate students techniques for course design and inclusive teaching, whether they were experienced instructors or teaching for the first time.

Eileen Myles

October 3, 2023

Eileen Myles, a poet, novelist, performance artist, and art journalist, will be speaking on Oct. 17, 2023, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Students and staff collaborating on projects near 3D printers.

October 3, 2023

The MakerLab team will hold Open MakerLab Hours on Tuesdays, 5 - 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m., during the Fall 2023 semester. During these hours there will be someone in the MakerLab to help you with your project ideas! Stop by the MakerLab on the Farber Mezzanine Level, and look for someone in a green apron to assist.

Archival photo of two people in the library stacks looking at open books.

October 3, 2023

Check out the University Archives research guide, which includes interviews, films, photographs, and more, or our various displays around the library. Recently, staff from the archives assisted with images used in a variety of articles featured in the Summer 2023 Brandeis Magazine and assisted with the campus timeline.

 Shelf of old books

September 27, 2023

We've made some important enhancements to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Scan on Demand: You can now request textbooks and required reading materials. And when classes are not in session, you request scans of chapters from books on reserve.

Drawing of 4 people discussing the open books on the table in front of them.

September 20, 2023

Reserve your group study room or learn more by visiting our Group Study Rooms page.

A student working on a computer in front of a window.

August 8, 2023

Brandeis Library is currently participating in the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) program. Through an annual subscription fee, the EBA program provides access to a large number of primary source databases and, at the end of each fiscal year, the Library is able to select titles for perpetual access.

Two tone blue image with voicethread logo.

August 2, 2023

Introducing The Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Learning Design Gallery. This series will highlight faculty experiences, collaborations with Learning Designers, and innovative tools that have positively shaped teaching here at Brandeis. Our first feature in the Learning Design Gallery is all about VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a unique tool that can transform the manner in which instructors offer feedback on students' oral presentations. Watch our short video highlighting one faculty member’s collaboration with a learning designer to set up VoiceThread in his online course space. He was able to provide pinpoint feedback on their video presentations, resulting in improved presentation quality and an enhanced learning experience. Faculty in the language arts, business schools, or other fields that require students to get input on public speaking techniques have found this to be a very useful tool. Make sure to visit our website for future Learning Design Gallery features!

A photo of a student studying in front of a computer.

July 5, 2023

We have several new resources that are now accessible through OneSearch. Click this post to see the full list of new journals!

Photos of student winners on a blue and pink background.

June 23, 2023

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. The 2023 winners were selected from a pool of outstanding student submissions in eight categories, including a new category and collaboration with the Samuels ‘63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT) for community engaged research.

A black and white photograph of Louis Brandeis and his children in a meadow.

June 5, 2023

The Brandeis Library’s University Archives and Special Collection is happy to announce the newly completed exhibit: "At Home with Justice Brandeis and Family: The Brandeis/Popkin Room". Located on Goldfarb 1 near the group study rooms, this exhibit features  furniture and objects from the summer home of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

A room within the library with a red couch, a seminar table with several chairs, bookshelves, and a read carpet.

May 8, 2023

Recently completed renovations on the Goldfarb mezzanine level have transformed a formerly bleak room into the new Judaica Reading Commons. The space features warm, inviting coloring, a seminar table, comfortable seating and a glassboard (updated white board) intended to encourage collaborative work. Located between the Judaica Reference Room and the main open space at the top of the stairs to the mezzanine, the Judaica Reading Room is designed to encourage a sense of community focused on the resources featured there, and throughout the mezzanine level.

Blue and pink background with cartoons of stars, a computer, and a magnifying glass looking at papers.

March 17, 2023

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. In addition to highlighting exemplary student scholarship, the Award serves to encourage students to engage with library resources and make use of library services. Each prize is for $250.

A student working on a computer at the library.

February 28, 2023

The library is happy to announce that we have several new resources that are now accessible through OneSearch, including new science and climate journals.

Students sit in a group around a table listening to a mentor. They are sitting in front of a large blue banner that reads "DeisHacks".

February 8, 2023

Over the Feb. 3 - 5 weekend, the Brandeis Library housed the 6th annual DeisHacks. Hosted by the Brandeis MakerLab partnered with the Brandeis International Business School, this year's DeisHacks was a 48-hour hybrid competition targeted at real-world solutions, made possible by the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center.

Black background graphic reads "This isn't your typical hackathon. It's an impactathon. DeisHacks 2023. February 3 - 5. A 48 hour hackathon for social good."

January 17, 2023

Deishacks is Brandeis University's not-for-profit Hackathon! It's a 48 hour hackathon from Feb. 3-5 and there's no technical experience necessary. What makes Deishacks special is what the teams of students competing work on: developing real world solutions to real-world problems.

The people in a semi circle showing a photo of a young boy

January 13, 2023

A few months back, Peter Rothstein ‘66 approached the library with an offer of six historic prints by Roman Vishniac, the iconic photographer of pre-World War II Jewish life in eastern Europe.

Colored pencils, lego bricks and paper cranes surround text phrases: Collaborative Art; Stretching and Snacks; Lego Builds; Origami; Activities begin December 9th! Box in upper right contains text: Community Care: Support, Connection, Comfort #BrandeisStrong

December 9, 2022

As we approach finals period, the Library is here to support you. Stop by the library between Dec. 6 and Dec. 19 to destress and unwind at the library's Community Care and Comfort events.

Blue background with icons of a recycling symbol, light bulb with leaves, sewing machine, computer chip and 3D text. Text reads: Make for the planet.

November 17, 2022

Want to make something to save the planet? Apply now for an Environmental Benefit Maker in Residence grant! $500 funding available to selected projects.

Photo of a bookshelf with items in Hindi and Mandarin.

November 16, 2022

In celebration of I Am Global Week, Brandeis Library is highlighting our non-English recreational reading materials and databases with content from all over the world.

Romando Vigil (Tse Ye Mu), 1902-1978, 11 x 14 inches, watercolor and pencil, matted

November 15, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, and this month the library is highlighting our resources and collections about our nation’s original Indigenous peoples.

Bookcase with books and DVDs on stands. The bookcase and wall above are covered in spider webs, spiders, spooky eyes and a banner that says "Happy Halloween"

October 17, 2022

October is upon us which means...SPOOKY SEASON is here! Check out our Halloween display on Farber Level 1.

Black background with hands along the bottom holding rainbow flags, making a fist and peace sign gesture. Text reads: LGBTQ+ History Month Resources

October 12, 2022

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Library is featuring several relevant resources.

graphic of a newspaper. Text reads: Featured Resource

September 27, 2022

The International Business School and Brandeis Library have partnered together to provide online access to The Wall Street Journal to current Brandeis students, faculty, and staff through a subscription paid for by the International Business School.

Louisa Brandeis Popkin with Sarah Shoemaker, looking at donated artifacts.

September 22, 2022

Just in time for Brandeis' 75th anniversary, the university receives a remarkable trove of Brandeis family artifacts and ephemera including handwritten letters to and from political luminaries, photos, an exquisite fountain pen, and even a personal 1941 telegram from Franklin D. Roosevelt.

blue background with banner and flowers. Text reads: Hispanic Heritage Month October 15 to November 15

September 19, 2022

Observed annually from September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, heritage, contributions, and diversity of the American Latinx community. University Archives and Special Collections is home to a range of materials documenting the experiences of Latinx students at Brandeis, and taking the opportunity to highlight them over the next month.

Book display with signs above featuring items on the topic of sexual health and wellness

September 12, 2022

Visit the library's collaborative display in the café area of Farber 1, highlighting resources on Sexual Health and Wellness from the library's collections and from our health and wellness partners on campus.

Blue background with two red ballot boxes. Text read: Register to vote, we can help!

September 5, 2022

Join us at the Library for a voter registration event on September 15th, and an Absentee Jamboree on October 13th, and prepare to get out the vote this election year!

Refurbished and new-looking Circulation and Research Help point desks on the main floor of the Library

August 29, 2022

After a whole summer's worth of work, the Library unveiled our new, redone service points on Goldfarb 1 at the start of Fall semester. 

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!

Current Annual Report

Farber exterior with fall foliage

The 2020-2021 annual report details the Library's continuation of services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and more!


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