May 18, 2022From 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!
May 4, 2022A powerful research database that brings together deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology, as well as multimedia and observation research.
April 27, 2022Brandeis 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.
February 18, 2022
Brandeis MakerLab Maker in Residence Clara Alexander discusses her work on the Glyph Block Project.
January 3, 2022The 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.
July 8, 2021To recognize students who apply exemplary library research skills, Brandeis Library awards Research Excellence Prizes and has selected the 2021 prize winners from an outstanding pool of student submissions.
June 17, 2021Starting 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.
June 7, 2021The Brandeis Library is updating OneSearch to allow for a better user experience.
May 27, 2021Footprints 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.
May 17, 2021The Library has been able to select titles to acquire for perpetual access through the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition program. While we are not able to continue the EBA program after May 31, 2021, we are excited to announce that we have purchased perpetual access to multiple databases.
May 17, 2021While the Brandeis Library will no longer have access to EBA databases for which we do not have perpetual access, your subject librarian would be happy to discuss additional resources to support your teaching and research.
April 14, 2021The collection’s commemorative stamps highlight specific historical moments, as well as aspects of Israeli society, culture, and scientific achievements.
March 15, 2021ScholarWorks replaces the former Brandeis Institutional Repository (BIR) and will go well beyond it in scope. Our vision for the repository is that it fully and completely represents Brandeis contributions to the scholarly and creative communities.
March 4, 2021Although instruction in the Brandeis University Archives and Special Collections (ASC) looks different than it did a year ago, the goal remains the same: engaging students with archival materials and teaching them primary source-based research skills.
February 19, 2021Studying off-campus? Can't travel in the snow? No worries, we've got you covered!
December 10, 2020Learn more about APA citation or how to use Library databases to find funding opportunities. We cover University Archives, the basics of podcasting, the art of 3-D printing, how to find music scores and more. Want to know how to code in R? We can help!
November 5, 2020Adagio Dance Company can't perform their in-person show this year due to COVID-19, so the group has partnered with Sound and Image Media Studios (SIMS) to film a series of physically-distanced performances.
October 19, 2020The 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.
October 5, 2020Users 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.
August 20, 2020As 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.
June 29, 2020The 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.
June 3, 2020Since 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!
March 10, 2020The 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.
March 2, 2020J-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.
December 4, 2019Nineteen minutes of rarely-seen 1969 television film footage are available to see in the Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections reading room.
October 1, 2019A new bookcase in Rapaporte Treasure Hall had a decades-long history with alumni before arriving at the Brandeis Library this summer.
July 31, 2019Professional digitization is allowing the Brandeis University Archives to discover the contents of a series of recently-acquired audio recordings on Abbie Hoffman '59.
July 8, 2019To 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.
July 8, 2019The 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.
June 25, 2019To 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.
June 14, 2019The 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.
May 20, 2019The gift was one of the incentives for students and faculty to participate in the Library Survey in fall 2018.
May 16, 2019The award recognizes Esther Brandon’s "significant commitment to the welfare of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people."
March 25, 2019The treadmill desks were purchased as part of a CEEF proposal, which provides funding for student-led initiatives that enhance the Brandeis community.
February 5, 2019The 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.
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.
January 25, 2019Brandeis 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.
December 17, 2018Abbie 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.
December 17, 2018The 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.
The room features soft seating, work spaces, a computer terminal and a fantastic view—and it is accessible only to faculty.
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.
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.