Rae Thudium (top): Librarian. Ask Rae about searching the literature.
Jara Anderson: Ask Jara about Circulation, InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery.
Actually, ask either of us anything!
Zalk Library has implemented the updated MU Safety Recommendations
As always, we're here for you!
Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a book chapter? Email us at email@example.com
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 the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG, the library catalog for all 4 UM campuses. 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.