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Veterinary Medicine Alumni Information Resources: General Information

This guide provides advice on accessing relevant information for alumni of OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Who can use the OSU Libraries?

Anyone is welcome to use the OSU Libraries. Locations include:

We have public access computers where you can search our library catalog and access the online databases. You can get research help at the reference desk.

For borrowing privileges, you will need a library card.

  • If you are a resident of Oregon, you can get a library card that lets you borrow materials from the library. The application form is available at the circulation desk and online.  More information is available here.
  • If you are a member of the alumni association, you will need proof of current membership.

OSU Library Services

OSU Libraries staff are happy to assist you with your research. You can contact us by phone at (541) 737-7293 or by email or chat

You can also contact the staff at the OSU's McDowell Library (College of Veterinary Medicine) directly by phone at (541) 737-6782 or email.

You may also use the Answerland chat service. The online service is staffed by librarians from all over Oregon and is available to all Oregon residents.

Due to licensing restrictions, we can only make the online databases available off-campus to OSU faculty, students and staff. You may use the databases in the libraries.

Getting Books and Other Materials

To borrow books and other materials from OSU Libraries or other libraries, you need to go through your local public library.  

The staff there will be willing and able to help find what you need. Check with them regarding borrowing and interlibrary loan privileges. Some libraries may charge for interlibrary loan services. top view of books' pages

Local Libraries

Your local public library is a great source for information, resources, and research assistance. Please contact your local public library to find out about borrowing priviledges and other services available to community members.