Veterinary Medical Library

Student Services

The Veterinary Medical Library strives to grant extensive, and substantial, access to high-quality research services to our veterinary students in order to assist in their professional program. Additionally, our library provides many options for collaborative spaces, quiet study, and other services to best facilitate every students' needs.

Research Services

Our librarians and library staff are equipped to help our veterinary students with the challenges of conducting research via databases, journals, and online materials.

Andi Parrish is the personal librarian for our professional students. Please contact her via email or stop by the library Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm for research related questions, inquiries, or further assistance.

Course Reserves

As veterinary students, you have access to most required course material via our course reserves. These are typically available for 2-hour checkouts and can be requested at the library desk. Many required texts were purchased in e-book format as well as print. Please ask one of our staff about your options to access this material. For all other inquiries, please email Heather Etelamaki for additional assistance.

Library Item Retrieval Services

We understand your time is limited. We will locate and hold Veterinary Medical Library items for up to 2 weeks for you if the item is available to check out. Please email the VML to place a request.

For items located at Hale Library, or any of our other K-State Branch libraries, please use the request retrieval link on an item's record in SearchIt.

Any item not available via K-State Library systems can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Print Graphics Services

Our Print Graphics service is available for veterinary students Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with limited availability Monday - Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Our Print Graphics Specialist and her wonderful student staff can print and bind your course notes, print and help design conference posters, as well as design, print, and customize personal projects. Please email Print Graphics or Susie Larson or stop by the library!


Black and white and color printing are both available in the library for our veterinary students. To print, you must add money to your print account. Speak to one of our staff at the library desk to set up an account or add money. CatCash is not available.

Black and white $0.06 per page
Color $0.50 per page

Collaborative Spaces

To facilitate collaboration and provide enhanced study experiences, our library has many collaborate spaces for our students. Three collaborative rooms are outfitted with AirMedia and large monitors that up to four laptops can sync to at one time. An additional AirMedia collaborative space is located in the back of the library. The collaboration rooms are first-come-first-serve and are exclusively for our 1st thru 4th year veterinary students via hospital ID badges. These rooms cannot be reserved.

The main library houses many powered tables, comfortable seating spaces, and booth seating to allow for further study options. Movable whiteboards are also available throughout the library. Any chair or whiteboard with wheels can be moved around to give you more collaborative options.

Quiet Study

For students who prefer quiet study, our quiet room is the perfect place! We have 23 individual study carrels - each with their own power unit. The quiet room is completely sound-free. Additionally, three large, leather recliners, generously donated to the Veterinary Medical Library, are in the quiet space to provide more comfortable seating.