VML: Giving To The Veterinary Medicine Library

The William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is part of the NC State University Libraries. The Giving to the Libraries site describes many ways that you can support the collections and services provided by the NC State University Libraries. Join Friends of the Library.  Membership in the NC State University Libraries' Friends of the Library includes in-person borrowing privileges as a benefit, for an additional annual fee.


Donating Information Resources

The Libraries is not accepting donations of books and other materials for the general collection or for the Frank B. Memorial Book Sale at this time as part of our Coronavirus Response. If you still wish to donate, please refer to Prison Books CollectiveBridge to Asia, and Books for Africa, for alternate organizations that are accepting donations of books via mail.

Giving Online

To direct a Friends of the Library gift to the Veterinary Medicine Library, go to Make a Gift Online,  choose the Find a Different Fund option, and select the NCSU Veterinary Medical Endowment.

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc.(broken link) helps the Veterinary Medicine Library create a wonderful and welcoming environment for students through the Kenan Veterinary Library Environmental Enrichment Fund. To contribute online to this fund which is used to improve the environment for learning through comforts such as tissues and healthy finals week snacks, please select 'other' from the 'Designated Gifts' section of the online giving site and list the name of the fund under the 'in honor of/ memory of/ support of' in the 'name' field.

Donating Historical Veterinary Medicine Instruments

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU CVM) has a select collection of historical veterinary medicine instruments and materials donated by North Carolina veterinarians and their families.  Highlights include the Dr. Charles L. Ward collection.   The William R. Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine houses and displays materials from these collections.  As our capacity to store and display instruments is limited, donations are considered on a case-by-case basis.   If you are interested in donating a veterinary instrument with a historical connection to NC State, please contact Peggy Gross, Director, at (919) 513-6218 or mkgross2@ncsu.edu.

For safety reasons, neither the NCSU CVM nor the NCSU Libraries are able to accept donations of medications or any items containing substances.  For information on safe disposal of medications, see the FDA website “Safe Disposal of Medications”  For veterinary history museums that may be able to help with identifying veterinary instruments or be interested in collections we cannot accept at NCSU, visit https://www.avmhs.org/veterinary-museums-and-exhibits.  For international organizations that may be able to accept donations of unused veterinary medications, supplies, or materials, see the AVMA website.

Be Inspired by Supporters of the VML

The Bijou Reference Collection of essential large animal veterinary medicine resources was created in honor of Bijou, the wonderful Holsteiner mare showjumper, who was treated by the NC State Farm and Equine Veterinary Medical Center. The collection is maintained through generous support from Debra Pipines through the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc.

The Dr. Hans Petter Bernhard Endowment for Veterinary Medicine Collections was created by Dr. Richard Harold Bernhard, Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and his wife Cindy to support the Veterinary Medicine collections in all formats. 

Connect with Us

Please contact Peggy Gross, Director, at (919) 513-6218 or mkgross2@ncsu.edu to arrange a collection gift, share your support, or learn more about the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.