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Veterinary Sciences

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Finding resources

We recommend different strategies for finding information at different times:

Of course you are welcome to use other search tools but you may find it saves you time to use these, as they focus on finding academic information, and link to the resources the Library has paid for (print and online) giving you free access if you are a member of the University.


Library eResources

A huge number of Library resources are now online: 

  • eBooks: the Library buys eBook copies of items on reading lists, where available from the publishers (not all are)
  • eJournals: the Library has a "digital first" policy and so most of our journals are now online-only

Access is free for members of the University - find out how to access to electronic resources on and off-campus.


The Veterinary Sciences Library

Veterinary books and journals can be found in the Veterinary Sciences Library at Langford. 

You can also request that books from any of our nine libraries are sent to Langford for you to collect from the Library there (we have a daily van run). To arrange this email Library staff at Langford at

You may also return books from any of the nine libraries to the Langford library - simply take them to the self-issue machine to get them taken off your Library account and then drop them in the green Returns Box.


The Medical Library

The Medical Library in Bristol also holds copies of the books on reading lists for years 1-3 of the veterinary and veterinary nursing degrees, as we know you spend most of your time in Bristol during these years.

  • Veterinary books are in the Book Room on Level B
  • Veterinary journals are in the Journal Stacks on Level A

Students and staff from the Vet School are also welcome to use any of the nine University Libraries, or Study Centres - you can use the computers and study spaces, or borrow books from any of them at any time. Bring your Ucard to enter the library buildings and to borrow books.

Use the drop-down menu from the Finding Resources tab at the top of the page to learn more.


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