LSU SVM alumni, veterinary, health care, and legal professionals are invited and encouraged to use the services of the SVM Library. The following policies apply to library use by such patrons:


Visiting patrons may use all library resources when in the SVM Library. This includes books, journals, audiovisual materials, reserve items, photocopier, reference services, and public computers for access to library services.


Patrons unable to visit the library may request research material from the library through the interlibrary loan service on our website or by calling the Interlibrary Loan Department (225-578-9797).


LOANSOME DOC enables electronic ordering of photocopies of articles retrieved in MEDLINE searches in PUBMED. 


An agreement with the SVM Library must be signed first. Contact the Interlibrary Loan department for more details.


The library staff can mail photocopied articles from library journals for a fee. Requests may be made via phone, fax, or the form available on this website. Articles not owned by the Veterinary Medicine Library can often be obtained by the library staff from another library via the interlibrary loan service. Fees for photocopy and interlibrary loan request services are outlined below.


Library services such as literature searches, photocopy services, faxes, or articles obtained through ILL are free of charge for Dean's Circle members.


Literature searches can be requested in person or by phone. See fee schedule below:


Description Fee
Literature searches $15 minimum charge
Literature searches for LSU SVM alumni $15 minimum charge
Photocopy services, materials owned by VETMED Library $15/article (up to 20 pages)
Photocopy services for LSU SVM alumni $10/article (up to 20 pages)
Articles obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) $15/article
Articles obtained through ILL for LSU SVM alumni $12/article
LOANSOME DOC requests $15/article