Vet Med Library Information: Equine Medical Center (EMC)
Books & Borrowing
Books that are housed at the Equine Medial Center Library are able to be checked out and managed through your "My Library Account"
You are responsible for the return of any books signed out to you. If they are not returned or renewed by the due date (or when you are no longer working at the center) you will be billed for their replacement.
To locate specific titles housed at the EMC Library, you can search the library's catalog and limit to "Vet Med Library" (note this will include books that are maintained at the Blacksburg campus as well as the EMC). Or you can use the spreadsheet of titles that is maintained on the shared server at the EMC.
Training during COVID-19
Due to travel restrictions, I am not able to visit the EMC location at this time. However, if there is any training (library resources, citation managers, data management, etc.) that you'd like to have, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to set up a Zoom session.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
For any materials that you need that are not available at the EMC Library, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request materials be sent to you from the Blacksburg campus, or requested through another library. Use your PID/password to log into the system; first-time users will be presented with a screen to create their profile in ILLiad.
Use to request desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles from the University Libraries collections that are housed at the Blacksburg campus. The item will be scanned and sent in an electronic format.
Delivery of Print Materials
Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request delivery of books or other materials that are either owned by the University Libraries or that need to be requested from another library to be sent to your location outside of the New River Valley.
For items mailed to the address provided in your ILLiad account and mailed to you as an Extended User, use the US Postal Service prepaid return label located inside each book shipped to you.
Note, any item can be returned by first-class mail to:
560 Drillfield Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Please be sure the ILLiad label is affixed to the material so it can be clearly identified as an Interlibrary Loan item.
Additionally, please return any bookstraps affixed to the item; missing straps will be assessed a $5.00 fee to the patron's library account.
Status of Requests
You can check on the status of your request through your ILLiad account by selecting "Requests being Processed" and ensure that your mailing address information is correct under "Change account information."
Head, Veterinary Medicine Library and Liaison to Animal Sciences
Requesting Materials to be Added to the EMC Collection
If there is a resource you need to have access to at the EMC library, please let me know!
Email me as much information of the book that you have, indicate if you would like it in print, electronic, or both formats, and if you would like to be notified when it is available at the EMC Library.
Journals and databases
If there is a journal or database that you need, please email me with as much information that you have for the title. We review subscription requests every fall around October, and generally review requests (depending on funds available) again in the spring.