Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library

James L Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Library, a branch of the Colorado State University Libraries, was established in 1979 through a generous donation by the Harry E. Kingman family.

The collection is designed to serve the faculty, staff, and students at the VTH and emphasizes clinical, medical, and veterinary literature to support the hospital’s teaching and research missions. Read more about our collection and history.

We welcome all patrons and provide services for the general public, practicing veterinarians, and CSU students, staff, and faculty.

Borrowing 

All items circulate for 7 days (one week) with option to renew, unless an item is on reserve (loan times vary, but include room use only, 24-hours, and 72-hours).

To check items out of the library, patrons must have a community borrowing card (Colorado residents only) or CSU Ram Card (CSU students, staff, and faculty only).

Colorado residents may obtain a community library card from Morgan Library and check out materials from the VTH Library and Morgan Library.

CSU patrons may activate their RAM Card to serve as a public library card and check out items at Poudre River Public Library locations.

Reference Services

Reference services and research help are available for all patrons Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The library is open during evenings and weekends, but reference services are limited during these times.

Library help is available 24/7 via chat, in-person at the library during operating hours, via email, and over the phone (970-297-1213). Please note that email inquiries may take up to a day to receive an initial response.

Course Reserves

Per faculty request, books may be placed on reserve. Reserve books have shorter loan periods (room use only, 24-hours, or 72-hours). Contact the library staff to request that a book be placed on reserve or to ask about putting electronic items (books, articles) on reserve in Canvas.

Veterinary Research Guide

If you are conducting research in Veterinary Medicine, please visit our Veterinary Medicine research guide. The guide is a curated collection of references to library and public resources for researchers, veterinary professionals, farm animal owners and pet owners.

Technology

Printing (black/white, color) is free for all patrons

Scanning (including scan-to-email) is free for all patrons

Copying (black/white) is free for CSU students, staff, and faculty; $0.10 for public patrons

Computers provide access to CSU Libraries’ 250+ databases and electronic resources, including 91 electronic veterinary journal titles. These are accessible on-campus for all patrons and off-campus for CSU patrons only.

Three (3) public access computers are available for all patrons to use. These are located at the front of the library and are connected to both black/white and color printers.

Six (6) computers are reserved for CSU students, staff, and faculty only. These computers are located at the back of the library, connect only to black/white printers, and require a CSU EID to log onto the computer.

Laptops, iPads, chargers, headphones, and adapters are available only for CSU students, staff, and faculty to check out.

Services for CSU Students, Staff, and Faculty Only

The following services are only available to CSU students, staff, and faculty:

Visit the Library

Location
300 W. Drake Road
James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

The library is on the second floor of the VTH. It's easiest to access from the main entrance at the front of the building. Please ask the front desk for instructions to the library from inside the main lobby or call the library and we'll direct you.

Parking: Visitors may park at the front of the hospital in Client Parking. CSU faculty, staff, and students should park in the appropriate zone lots at the rear of the building.

Hours: Check Library Hours

Contact

vetlib@mail.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 297-1213
Fax: (970) 297-4141

VTH Library Manager

Sadie Skeels
sadie.skeels@colostate.edu
(970) 297-1213