In an effort to provide access to additional library resources for MTSU students working on research projects within their academic field of study, the James E. Walker Library will allow MTSU students physical access to the Vanderbilt University Libraries.
The Vanderbilt Library Access Cards allow MTSU students free access to the Vanderbilt Libraries. This card is for access to the Libraries only and does not give the bearer any borrowing privileges.
The Vanderbilt Libraries are open to all visitors during certain hours of the week, and a special access card is not needed at these times. Please review the Vanderbilt Libraries hours information to determine whether you need to request an Access Card.
MTSU is a member of the Nashville Area Library Alliance (NALA), a library consortium that includes the Vanderbilt Libraries. The combined catalog of the libraries in NALA is called ATHENA and is available through the Walker Library’s Other Catalogs page. MTSU students, staff, and faculty may request materials from ATHENA or Vanderbilt’s catalog by submitting an interlibrary loan request. If the material is available from one of the NALA libraries, it normally arrives within one week. There is no charge for materials received from a NALA library. Graduate students should first utilize the MTSU collection and services (books, periodicals, electronic databases, and interlibrary loan) before requesting a Vanderbilt Library Access Card.