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Vet Med Library Information: Home

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). 
    • This search cannot interpret journal title abbreviations. ​Use the "starts with" in the dropdown (default) to search for journal titles that have abbreviations, such as:
      • Journal of the american veterinary association for JAVMA
      • Veterinary rec for Vet Rec 
      • Journal of Feline for J Fel Med Surg 
    • 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

  • Discovery Search includes records for most of the library’s resources: our physical collections, our journal and ebook subscriptions, streaming videos, reports, government publications, and much more. You can use limiters to narrow your search results by the format, date of publication, peer-reviewed, and availability online.  
  • More tips are available on how to use our Discovery search at

Library Catalog

  • The library's catalog contains the records and holdings for the library's print materials, and is the system you will need to use to request materials to be sent from storage, Newman, or other branches (this excludes materials from the EMC). More information below and under "Delivery of Materials" on our Services page.
  • 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 library's collections & beyond

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 "Collections" tab for information on how to access, as well as what we have. 

Faculty, staff, & students only
To access information sources we do not have in our collection, or if you need something we have in print scanned or delivered to a location outside the New River Valley, please place a request through your ILLiad Account

Winter break closing for Interlibrary Loan services

  • The ILL office will be closed from Thursday, December 14th at 4:30 p.m., and re-open on Tuesday January 2nd, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Last day to request loan materials from other libraries is Friday December 8th. Last day to request article requests from other libraries is Friday, December 15th.  Plan your research needs accordingly.
  • The last day Interlibrary Loan will ship materials to extended users will be Wednesday, December 20th.
  • Please continue to submit requests during the break and they will be processed when Interlibrary Loan re-opens on January 2nd, 2023.

Vet Med Library Hours

Day of week Hours open
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
Library hours are subject to change and follow university holidays and breaks.
Residents will continue to have access to the library 24/7 with card-swipe

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