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Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library

Homepage for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Library at Colorado State University.

Borrowing & Reference Services

The VTH Library welcomes all patrons and provides services for the general public, practicing veterinarians, and CSU students, staff, and faculty.

All patrons can use print resources in house, including scanning/copying pages from books and journals. All patrons can access and print electronic resources (databases, articles) in house (public patrons may use the public access computers located at the front of the library). 

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).

Borrowing Cards

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 the Loan & Reserve Desk at 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-Friday, 8am-5pm. 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.


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:

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