Zalk Library has implemented the updated MU Safety Recommendations
As always, Team Zalk is here for you!
Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to contact us:
And, of course, our electronic resources are already online through the Zalk Library website.
How to access our online resources:
(Still) All in This Together!
First and foremost, we're here to help you succeed in vet school. Don't hesitate to ask us a question.
Zalk Veterinary Medical Library: http://vetmedlibrary.missouri.edu
Check out materials with your CVM badge: Your badge is your library card at all the University Libraries.
Off-campus access with VPN or your PawPrint: You can get to our online databases, journals, and books from anywhere in the world. Use the MU VPN or start from a Library page and enter your PawPrint (first part of your email address and your email password) when you reach the Libraries Proxy server. More information on off-campus access.
Scanning/Photocopying: Scanning is free! Scan and send to email or USB. Contact a staff member for photocopy codes. ***REMINDER*** Respect the intellectual property rights of others: wholesale photocopying or scanning of books is a violation of copyright. Why you should care
Printing: The CVM-IT computers and the stand-up computers near the entrance all print across the hall. Use your PrintQuota.
We're part of the University Libraries: The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is one of nine campus libraries. You can request that books and bound journals from other libraries be sent to Zalk Library for pick-up. You can return items from other campus libraries here, and we'll send them back for you.
Shhhh...: The library is often the only quiet place in the building. Respect your classmate's need for a quiet study area. The library is designated as quiet study at all times. Don't make us shush you.
Silence Your Cell Phones: Step out into the hall if you need to make or take a call.
Don't Leave Your Stuff Unattended
No pets. Service animals only.
Q: Why are reserve books only for 2 hours?
A: Reserve items are designed to be used as quick reference by you AND your classmates. A 2-hour loan lets everyone have equal access. Reserve books are not meant to be a replacement for buying the book.
Q: Do you have e-books?
A: Yep. And, we're getting more and more of our materials in electronic format only. In MERLIN, you'll see "e" or [electronic resource] on the record. Check out our guide to Veterinary eBooks.
Q: I want a book from Ellis Library. How do I get it? What about a book from UMKC?
A: Find the book you want in MERLIN, the library catalog for all 4 UM campuses [note: to see books from other campuses, change the scope from MU to ALL MERLIN]. Click on the Request button. Log in with your username and choose the Veterinary Library as your pick-up location.
Q: I need a journal article that's in print at the vet library. How do I get it?
A: You are welcome to come in and check out the journal or make a photocopy/scan. If you prefer, you can Request a Copy, and we'll scan and send it to you (for free! what a deal!).
Q: There's a journal article I need, but MU doesn't have it. How do I get it?
A: Use InterLibrary Loan. We'll get the article from another library and send it to you electronically.