Vassar's new Library Search launched on June 7, 2022. (Read more about the implementation process here.) This guide is intended to help users navigate the new system, which includes both our catalog (books, special collections, media, government documents, and more) and our electronic resources (journals, journal articles, ebooks, databases, and other online materials).
Known issues: There are several issues that we've identified with the new system and we're working to fix them. Please see this part of the guide for more details and workarounds.
Faculty (and others who work closely with students): Please check out our guide to Introducing Students to Library Search. We've compiled useful tips about our new search tool, including suggestions that will help you as you navigate Library Search in class or during office hours. You are also welcome to get in touch with your liaison librarian about library instruction for your students.
Visit the Vassar Libraries homepage to use the simple search box.
Visit the Library Search page to use the simple search or the advanced search.
The Starts With/Browse search is useful if you're looking for works by a particular author, if you have an exact title of an item, or if you would like to browse through subject headings or call numbers.
We recommend that you sign into Library Search whether you're on or off campus. When you sign in, you can:
What's not included?
We're actively working on Vassar Library Search, so you may notice some issues as you use this new system. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your patience! Here are some tips for workarounds or getting help:
If you notice any issues not listed here, please let us know: Ask a Librarian.