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Biological Sciences Libraries

Veterinary Library Collection 

Our collection supports our Clinical Veterinary and PostGraduate students, Clinical teaching and PostDoctoral research.


➤ Main Library Collection

The Veterinary School Library is a departmental library, part of the libraries at Cambridge, who's aim is to support the teaching and research within the department. The main collection covers all aspects of veterinary medicine with a large emphasis on the clinical aspect. It also houses information on medical and scientific subjects that crosses over into veterinary medicine. The library houses an extensive range of books as well as journals.  The clinical aspect of the veterinary medicine course takes place in the final 3 years of the 6 year course. The subject reflects the clinical aspect of veterinary medicine. We also house a selection of scientific and research level literature.

Visit our dedicated LibGuide

There is access to photocopiers; copying of articles and books is permitted only within the Copyright Law. The library has its own Wireless Network.

The Classification System used is Barnard: Barnard Classification  a scheme for Veterinary and Medical Libraries.


➤ Books

  • Books

All our books can be found on iDiscover These will be listed either as a print version with a classification number or a link to the online version of the book.

➤ Journals 

  • Physical journals

Our current subscriptions are only for e-journals. We do offer an unique archive of hard copy journals in our specialist subject which can be found by searching iDiscover .

Our e-journals are available through the iDiscover platform.

For a virtual guide to using iDiscover click on this link

There is access to photocopiers; copying of articles and books is permitted only within the Copyright Law. The library has its own Wireless Network

➤ Subscribed Databases

There are many databases available within the Cambridge system A-Z list of databases

Important for Veterinary:

BSAVA Online Library

BSAVA Library FAQ's

IMAIOS Online Anatomy Database


➤ Recommended Reading Lists

The three year clinical veterinary course does not have set reading lists. You can find course details, the curriculum and recommended reading on our MOODLE site.

Please go to the Searching & Browsing page








Veterinary Library



Searching & Borrowing

Information & Support

Support - Research


Find Us

Building Accessibility




The Library 
Department of Veterinary Medicine Madingley Road 
CB3 0ES 

Telephone      01223 337633
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Opening hours

Department Members - 24 hours access

Non-members - Staffed hours and by request only.

Out of hours arrangements - Contact the librarian


Librarian's Hours of work: 

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 3:30pm

Physically present in the library Tuesdays & Thursdays

Working from home Mondays & Wednesdays


For further information:

Email: Lorraine Leonard, Librarian


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