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.
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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

Recent News

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 February 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 December 6 and December 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. 

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!

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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