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Vet Med Library Information: Location & Access

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

Location on the Blacksburg campus

The Veterinary Medicine branch library is located in Phase 4C, room 292 of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). To access the library, you will need to go through the "waterfall" room.

Mailing address:

Veterinary Medicine Library
245 Duck Pond Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Campus mailcode: 0445


Visitor Parking Information

Visitors will need to obtain a daily parking pass to avoid being ticketed. Visitor parking passes allow for vehicles to be parked in the lot next to the building or in the large residential parking lot "the cage" next to the Vet Med complex on Duck Pond Drive.

To get to the Vet Med Library, visitors must stop at the Small Animal Hospital service desk and get a visitor's pass to enter the building.

Public access to the Vet Med Library

  1. The Vet Med Library is open to the public. For visitors who do not have keycard access to the building, you must request a visitor pass at the Small Animal Hospital. A current photo ID is required to obtain a visitor's pass. 
    • Check the Vet Med Library's "Resources" page for current hours.
      Entrance to Small Animal Clinic
  2. Once a visitor pass (keycard) has been issued, go back into the foyer and swipe the keycard at the access point next to the glass doors that lead down the long hallway.
  3. Follow the hallway; it will first bend to the right, then as you get to the area where it forks (mirror ball on the ceiling) follow the hallway to the left (as shown in the image)
    Directions to Vet Med Library when in hallway
  4. Shortly down the hall you will come to a room with the glass doors (this will be on your left). 
    Entrance to waterfall room
  5. Enter that room (also known as the "waterfall room") and on the right hand side of that room once you enter, there is a glass door that is the entrance to the Veterinary Medicine Library.
    Entrance to Vet Med Library

When you leave the library, return to the Small Animal Hospital to return the visitor pass and pick up your photo ID.