Library Operations During COVID-19

Library Services

In accordance with the Phase 2 directive for LSU Libraries, beginning June 8, 2020, the SVM Library will offer pick-up of print materials to faculty and graduate students on designated days/times. An LSU ID card must be presented to pick up reserved books.

If there are no advanced requests, the SVM Library will remain closed. Requests for material pick-up should be made via email ( in advance of the designated pickup time; no walk-up requests will be accepted. Materials should be returned to the purple SVM Library Dropbox located outside the main entrance of the SVM building.

The designated days/times for SVM Library material pick-up beginning June 8 will be:

  • Mondays between 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Thursdays between 1 pm and 3 pm

In accordance with the LSU Phase 2 guidelines, masks are required when visiting the library and the 6-foot social distancing rule must be followed when waiting in line.

LSU Libraries Phase 2 Plan

Library Resources

Access to all digital resources will continue as usual. Many of the SVM Library’s resources are available online and should cover the majority of information needs. Print materials can be requested via email and will be available for pick-up on Mondays and Thursdays between 1 pm and 3 pm, when there are requests made in advance.

Ebooks from the Library's Permanent Reserves Collection, and Online Educational Resources

Since the SVM Library’s Permanent Reserve print collection contains the SVM required textbooks and our most current editions, we have compiled a spreadsheet of those titles that are currently available electronically. Access to 144 of the permanent reserve titles is available through LSU Libraries. In order to make accessing these eBooks as seamless as possible, we included links to all the titles available electronically through the LSU Libraries. 

We have also compiled a list of helpful online educational resources on various veterinary topics.

Please view the information from our Research Guide

Accessing Electronic Resources

Library Website

The library homepage is the starting point for all of your research.

You will need your myLSU username and password to access online resources.

Research Guides 

Accessing Library Resources - explains how to use the available tools to find library resources

Clinical Databases and Resources - introduces the library resources Vetstream and Films on Demand and contains links to free clinical resources

Research Databases - gives basic instructions for using the major research databases available through LSU Libraries, as well as Google Scholar

All available research guides

Interlibrary Loan

ILL is accepting requests for electronic journal articles, book chapters, theses, and dissertations. These electronic resources should arrive in approximately 24-48 hours.

ILL is accepting requests for print journal articles and book chapters. If the material in print is held in the LSU Library, they will provide a scan in about 48 hours. If they do not hold the material, they will request a scan from another library, and significant delays are expected.

ILL is unable to fill requests for physical items during the closure. When you place a request for a book or other physical item, it will be held for you when the library re-opens.