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Veterinary Medicine Alumni Information Resources

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:

All OSU Libraries have public access computers where you can search our library catalog and access the online databases.

  • Library Hours
  • McDowell Library is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm.

The McDowell Library collection is in-library use only and does not circulate outside the Library.

To borrow items from other OSU Libraries:

  • 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 Valley Library circulation desk and online.  More information is available here.

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

The McDowell Library (College of Veterinary Medicine) is unstaffed. You may direct questions to the Dean's Office by phone at (541)-737-2098.

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 any of the OSU libraries. PubMed is available for free for everyone.

Getting Books and Other Materials

If you can't come to the OSU Libraries in person, you need to go through your local public library to borrow books and other materials from OSU Libraries .  The McDowell Library books do not circulate and are not available for borrowing through your local public library.

Public library staff will be willing and able to help find what you need. Check with them regarding borrowing and interlibrary loan privileges. Some libraries might charge for interlibrary loan services.

Local Public 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.