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About Us And Hours

Veterinary Library Personnel

Head, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library

Erin EldermireErin Eldermire
Phone: 607-253-3499

- Strategic planning
- Library management
- Resource allocation
- Instruction and research support

Outreach & Information Resources Librarian

Kelly JohnsonKelly Johnson, MS, DVM, MLIS
Phone: 607-253-3515

- Outreach
- Instruction and research support
- Reference
- Collection development

Technical Services Specialist

Cindy LambCindy Lamb
Phone: 607-253-3513

- Serials management
- Electronic journals maintenance
- Bindery preparation
- Audiovisual processing
- Circulation desk backup

Head of User Services

Chris DunhamChris Dunham
Phone: 607-253-3512 

- Circulation services
- Fines and billing
- Reserves
- Stack maintenance
- Supervise student assistants

After-Hours Access to the Veterinary College Complex

The Veterinary College complex is locked on weekends and after 5:00 pm on weekdays.  After-hours access must be requested in advance at:

Cornell Community

Alumni and Visitors

Please allow about 1-2 days for processing your request.  Upon approval, use your ID card at the Veterinary Education Center Atrium door.  You must renew your request for access every semester.

Veterinary Library Location

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
S1 201 CVM Center
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

Veterinary Library Collection

Collection Details

Brief Summary

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library's immediate collection contains an internationally recognized selection of materials on veterinary medicine and animal culture. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine.

As of June 30, 2009, the Library's collection contained:

  • Almost 100,000 bound volumes (monographs and bound journals)
  • 300 print veterinary journals, plus networked access to thousands more
  • 1500 audiovisual titles, including CDs, DVDs, slide sets, video and audio recordings

The Veterinary Library's holdings are supplemented by the extensive collections of the Cornell University Library on the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College Library in New York City numbering in excess of six million print volumes.

As the result of cooperative licensing, library patrons also have access to literally tens of thousands of e-journals and other electronic resources, especially those on biomedical and life sciences topics.

Purchase Recommendations

The Library welcomes recommendations for the purchase of materials and resources. To make a request, do one of the following. Please provide as much detail as possible.

If You Have Questions

If you have questions about the collection, please contact us at 607-253-3510 or at the following email addresses:

Veterinary Library In-Library Policies

Cell Phones

Ringers should be off. Patrons should step outside the library to have phone conversations.


Beverages in spill-proof containers are allowed in the library. These containers include travel mugs with lids, and sports and other bottles with spill-proof tops. Open soda cans or paper cups with plastic lids are not acceptable.

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