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Fall Veterinary Medicine Students' Guide (VM-1, VM-2, VM-3): Home

This guide contains links to resources useful to VM-1, VM-2, & VM-3 students.


Welcome to the Veterinary Medical Library!

This guide is for VM-1, VM-2, and VM-3 students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. A separate guide is available for VM-4 students.

Mouse over the "Books on Reserve: Fall" tabs for more information regarding the books that have been placed on reserve for some courses. This information was provided by the instructors.

Should you have any questions regarding your search for information, feel free to contact the Veterinary Medicine Subject Librarian, Jeff Alger.

Welcome New Students!

Based on suggestions from current CVM students, a "top 10 list" has been compiled of things you need to know. Please ask the library staff members (Brad and Jeff) or the student employees if you have any questions.

Library Hours: During the fall and spring semesters, Library hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Your red ISUCard is your library card. You need it to take books/journals out of the library and to use "Reserve at Desk" books both in and outside of the library. Books that are not on Reserve are checked out on "extended loan"; you may keep them until the end of the academic school year. If a book is checked out on "extended loan", you may "recall" a book. Use the "request item" feature in Quick Search.

Library materials are shelved by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. When you walk into the Library, journals are shelved on the right-hand side of the room. Many journals are available online. Books are shelved on the left-hand side of the room beyond the service desk.

Professors often place materials on Reserve for their courses. Reserve books are kept on the "Reserve at Desk" shelves at the service desk. Ask staff if you wish to check out a book held on Reserve. Note: Reserve books can be checked out for 3 hours. Click on the tabs at the top of this guide for the list of books that are on reserve for the fall semester.

There are a large number of journals available online. The best databases for topics related to veterinary medicine are CAB Abstracts and PubMed.

Study tables are separated into two sections: group study and individual study. Group study tables are located on the Journal side of the room; groups are allowed to converse at these tables. Individual study tables and carrels are located beyond the book stacks. Please note that conversations are not allowed in the "quiet" area of the library.


Scanning is free! You can email images or save them to a USB drive. Because the files may be large, saving them to a USB drive is the recommended method.


Each student receives a credit towards printing at the beginning of the fall semester each year. If you use all of your credit, any additional charges will be billed to your U-bill. The nearest printers that your laptop can access are in the Wilcke Suites or in the Fish Tank Lobby. You may use the Library's public computers to print to the black and white laser printer in the Library. You may also access the Library printer by following the setup instructions for PaperCut Mobility Print on your computer/device. Select papercut3\VETMED-2280-bw-Library as your printer.

Three services offer you access to material not housed in the Veterinary Medical Library.

To access most library resources from off-campus, log in with your University Net-ID. For more information, see the guide on Distance Learning Library Support.

Your Librarian

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