About the Library


The Mission of the Vincennes University Shake Library in the Learning Resource Center is to develop and present innovative programs, to provide access to physical and online library resources, and to engage in teaching and learning in order to equip students with the tools they need to be successful.

Located on VU's Vincennes Campus in the Learning Resource Center currently in the Isaac K. Beckes Student Union, Shake Library serves VU students, faculty, staff, and people from the surrounding communities. We provide research help to all, plus access to a wide selection of print and online sources. Stop by and use our computers, printers, study areas, group study rooms, and librarians you can ask for help! Faculty may request specialized research guidance sessions for their classes from one of our dedicated liaison librarians as well as place specific items on reserve for class use.

See our Policies and Services pages for more details.

Students, faculty, and staff can access the library's online resources from off-campus locations by signing into their MyVU account.  Read more about Off-Campus Access.

The Shake Learning Resource Center will be relocated temporarily to the Beckes Student Center (BSU)  while the current building is under renovation to modernize the facility. The goal is to transform the building into a more flexible, modern digital space for students.  Features of the new space will include: A coffee shop, private and group study spaces, laptop chairs, computer stations and ample charging ports. 


The Shake Learning Resource Center is named after Curtis Grover Shake (1887-1978), Knox County native, Vincennes University alumnus and president, attorney, historian, author, and chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.  He also served as presiding judge for one of the U.S. Military Tribunals held in Nuremburg, Germany, after the Second World War.  

Mailing address:  1002 North First St., Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Phone (Front Desk): 812-888-4165

Phone (Administration): 812-888-5130