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Vet Med Library Information: Equine Medical Center (EMC)

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

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.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For any materials that you need that are not available at the Vet Med Library, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request materials be sent to you from the Blacksburg campus, or requested to be sent from 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.


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Login to your ILLiad account

Desktop Delivery

  • Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 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. 
  • Interlibrary Loan will also send electronic copies of articles not in the University Libraries' collections. Submit a request with the citation (each citation requires a separate request). 


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.

To have items mailed to you, be sure your home or office address is in your ILLiad Account. Extended and remote campus users are considered to be anyone located outside the New River Valley (Montgomery, Giles, and Pulaski counties). 

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:

University Libraries
Interlibrary Loan
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.

USPS Prepaid Return Label

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

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

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.