News and Events

Recent news and upcoming events at Tisch Library.


Library staff can provide you with expert help and services if you are studying or working remotely. We are ready to help. 

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There are several options for using and accessing library collections in support of online teaching.  Scan & deliver services are currently suspended.

Ordering e-books

If you would like us to order a copy of an e-book, please use the... more

Tisch and Lilly Libraries

The Tisch Library building and Lilly Library space are closed to the public and the Tufts community (students, staff who work outside the libraries, and faculty) until further notice. The libraries will maintain virtual resources and... more

The library’s collection of databases, electronic journals, ebooks, and digitized primary sources are available remotely to Tufts current students, faculty, and staff from anywhere in the world.

There are two options to access resources remotely:

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The Glass Room, an exhibition about data and privacy, is now on display at Tisch Library in the stairwell from the main floor (Level 2) to Level 3 through March 13, 2020.

What is personal data in an age when data is everything but personal? Websites, apps, social media and ‘smart’ devices... more

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This course will cover some examples of using the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) to manipulate Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Topics covered include quality control,... More about Intro to Bioinformatics for NGS Data

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

April 1st is Census Day 2020, the day of reference for the entire census. We will discuss filling out the census as a participant, the 2020 census more broadly, and explore recent & historical... More about Census Day 2020 - Understanding the Data 

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ESRI ArcGIS has much more to offer than just ArcMap! Come for a quick overview and demo of the many ESRI applications including StoryMaps, ArcGIS Online, WebApp Builder, Insights, Community... More about The Science of Where: Overview of ESRI ArcGIS Application Suite

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Ever find yourself doing the same mundane task over and over again? Whether it be organizing files, fixing typos, or updating data points, our lives are filled with boring repetitive tasks that... More about Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Interested in exploring an online tool for simple, collaborative scientific and technical writing? Learn how to use Overleaf to make the process of writing, collaborating, and publishing... More about Beyond Google Docs: Collaborative LaTeX Writing in Overleaf 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Tired of Excel and it’s limited capabilities? Want to learn how to use Python and Jupyter Notebooks to analyze and visualize big data? Come and embark on a 90-minute journey that will set you on... More about Python for Data Analysis and Visualization

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

With TimelineJS you can create a visually attractive timeline incorporating images, audio, video, maps, and other media. Created by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, the tool is primarily... More about Creating Interactive Timelines with TimelineJS (rescheduled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

An interactive session on elements and principles of poster design. These principles are applicable regardless of what software you design in (or even non-digital design), such as the easy-to-use... More about Poster Design Principles (Science Focus)

Remote Research Support Hours