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Shake Library: Library Services

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The Shake Library offers many services to Vincennes University students, faculty, staff and community patrons.  

  • Research help for all library users.
  • Access to a wide selection of printed and electronic information sources.
  • Off-campus access to the library's electronic resources for VU students, faculty and staff.
  • A dedicated liaison librarian for each of VU's Colleges. 
  • Resources for borrowing items from other libraries.
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Computers with internet access, office software, scanners, etc.
  • Printing.  ($.10 per page for black and white; $.25 per page for color.)
  • Photocopiers. ($.10 per page for black and white.)
  • Charging stations for electronic devices.
  • Quiet study areas.
  • Group study rooms available for checkout.
  • Faculty can schedule specialized research-guidance sessions for their classes.
  • Faculty can place books and other materials on reserve for their classes.

For more details about these services, click the tabs above or contact library staff.

There are several ways to get research help at Shake Library.  Whether you just need a few facts or you need in-depth, personalized research help, the librarians at Shake are here to help:

In Person

Shake Library's Front Desk is a good starting point; it is open anytime the library is open. The Front Desk is located on the first floor by the front doors.


You can speak directly to library staff by calling 812-888-4165 during regular library hours.


You can send questions by e-mail to Normally we will respond within 24-48 hours or less. E-mail reference is intended for current students, faculty and staff of Vincennes University. Others should work with their local public, school or academic library.

Need More Help? 

Schedule a Personalized Consultation with the librarian dedicated to your Academic College.  This service is available to VU students, faculty, and staff. Find your Librarian online.

Tips for scheduling your Personalized Consultation:

  • It's best to schedule your consultation a couple weeks before the assignment is due. 

  • Be prepared to provide as much information about the assignment or paper and your topic as possible when you schedule.

  • Please schedule consultations as far in advance as possible, at least two days, to allow the librarian enough time to prepare.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery are services offered to VU students, faculty and staff whereby materials not owned by Vincennes University may be requested from other libraries. The costs of these services are free of charge to Vincennes University students, faculty and staff.

VU-affiliated library users may request ILL in two different ways:

  1. Submit requests via OneVU. (To watch a video to learn how, click here).
  2. Paper request forms are available at the Shake Library Information Desk (Vincennes Campus).

Click here for more Interlibrary Loan details.

Log in through MyVU

Vincennes University students, faculty, and staff, including distance-education students, can access the library's databases and eBook collections by logging into MyVU as follows:

  • Go to the MyVU website.
  • Enter user name and password to log in to your MyVU account.
  • On the left hand side of your screen, under Access, on the Quick Links tab, under Academic, click the Library link.
  • This directs you to the Vincennes Campus Library's homepage where you can search databases and browse eBooks as if you were on-campus.‚Äč

MyVU Support  (Management Information Center)

For general help, you may also click on the Help icon within MyVU.

Blackboard Technical Support

INSPIRE Databases

These databases are provided by the State Library of Indiana for the use of Indiana residents. See INSPIRE's website for more information. If you reside in another state, your state may have a statewide virtual library similar to Indiana's INSPIRE.  


Use the button below to report any problems with off campus access:


Free wireless service is available for Shake Library patrons, who are encouraged to bring their laptops or other devices into the library. Please be aware that the library does not provide technical support for your laptops, netbooks, or other personal devices. Ask a librarian for more information.


Shake Library offers networked black and white and color printing in the Computer Commons and Mac cluster.  The cost for printing is 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color. Library patrons are to use the paper provided by the library for the printers.  To submit a document for printing from your personal device, click here.

Please note: 

  • The paystations will accept coins as well as one and five-dollar bills.

  • Change will be tendered in all coins.

  • Check your documents before printing.  If there are blank pages at the end of a document, you will be charged for those pages.