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Veterinary Collections in Cambridge

There are many specialist print and online resources for Veterinary Medicine in Cambridge. These pages give an overview of the resources and research support that libraries can offer.

Opening Hours

There is no restricted access for members of the Department.

For non-members, opening hours are 9:00 - 3:30 Monday - Thursday.

If you're looking for a specific item, the easiest way to track it down is by using the University's integrated catalogue, iDiscover. Type a few words from the book or book chapter or journal or journal article title into the search box. If the item is available online then you should be able to get to it directly by clicking the relevant publisher link. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where the hard copy can be found.

If you're looking for items on a given topic, add a few keywords to the search box on iDiscover. Be careful with your search terms, and try synonyms if you're not getting the results you hoped for.

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Other useful ways to search for journal articles include Google Scholar and JStor.

Borrowing from Cambridge Libraries

Key messages about borrowing from Cambridge Libraries

Click this link for a more comprehensive explanation on borrowing

  • Most loans (not short loans) will auto renew, and it'll be done for you by the system. No need to worry about doing it yourself. Note that some colleges have unique borrowing policies.
  • If someone requests the item you have borrowed please bring it back within three days.
  • If you need an item that's on loan to someone else, you can use the 'request' option in iDiscover to ask for it to be returned. Not sure how to do that? Help available here.
  • Some items need to be fetched from a closed store before you may be able to borrow them - use the 'request' option in iDiscover.
  • Check your library account via iDiscover regularly.

Sometimes you may be blocked from borrowing. Find out more about possible blocks here.

Borrowing may be affected between 10.00 pm (Saturday) to 4.00 am (Sunday) due to maintenance.


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