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Vet Med Library Information: Resources

This page and corresponding tabs provide information about the Veterinary Medicine Library's resources, policies, services, etc. at Virginia Tech

Outside view of the library within the main Vet Med complex

Entrance to Vet Med Library

Entrance to the Vet Med Library through the Waterfall Room

Some of our anatomy

Radius & Ulna

3D print (supports removed)

One of our friends enjoying his 3D printed skull!

Circulation desk

Seating area

Display area

Finding Information

Database searching

  • Search for the name of a specific database or broad subject area you wish to search.
    • The terms you enter in the search on this page will retrieve results if they are found in the title and descriptions of the database, not within the content of the database itself.
    • Most of the content found within the databases is restricted to Virginia Tech affiliates.
  • Need help locating subject databases?  Try these for suggestions to help get started: 

Journal searching

  • If you are looking for a specific journal, this is the quickest way to determine what the library has access to (both in print and online).  If you have the full citation, you can use the "full text finder" option. 
    • See below for additional information on how to access materials in print and electronic format.
  • Search BrowZine Web directly for a journal title to browse table of contents and locate items of interest. 
    • Find more information on BrowZine here  (includes information on using the an app as well as through a web browser).

Discovery Search

  • Sometimes referred to as the "Library's Google" this index searches the full text for your terms across multiple vendors at the same time to find a variety of information sources about your topic. It is also helpful to use if you are looking for a specific article title (put the title in quotation marks) and be aware that this will also retrieve items that have cited the article you are searching for.  You can also use the "advanced search" to create a more focused set of results.
  • Looking for items in print?  Use the "physical collection" limitation option on the left hand side of the search results screen (this option includes DVDs and other physical types of materials in the collection).

Library Catalog

  • Need to find if an item is available in print?  Search the library's catalog directly (or limit to "physical collection" in the Discovery Search)
  • Check your Library Account to see what you have currently checked out, renew items, verify due dates, and note any fines listed. 

Course Reserves

  • Use the above link to search for materials listed on course reserve.  Note, these have limited checkout periods ranging from 2 to 24 hours.  
  • Some course texts are available online.  The ones listed on the Online Reserve Textbooks allow PDF downloads. 

Accessing the collections

For information on how to access the Vet Med Library's online and print collections, and the options available based on your affiliation and/or location, please see the tab "Accessing the Collections"

Vet Med Library Hours

Monday 7:30 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am-9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Front Desk Phone: 540-231-6610


Fall Exams Hours


Saturday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am-11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am-11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am-11:00 pm
The Vet Med Library will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, December 20th. 

Front Desk Phone: 540-231-6610


Head, Veterinary Medicine Library and Liaison to Animal Sciences

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Kiri DeBose
Vet Med Library
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061