VML: Giving To The Veterinary Medicine Library
The William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is part of the NCSU Libraries. The Giving to the Libraries site describes many ways that you can support the collections and services provided by the NCSU Libraries. Join Friends of the Library. Membership in the NCSU Libraries' Friends of the Library includes in-person borrowing privileges as a benefit, for an additional annual fee.
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. 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 throughcomforts 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 Information Resources
Gifts of books, journal issues, media or other materials relevant to the Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) collections are welcome.
Please review background information from the Collections & Research Strategy department and then contact VML to make arrangements. If delivering items in person, please bring them to the loading dock of the Terry Center (1052 William Moore Dr.) which is close to the patio entrance to the VML (see map in new window).
There are many areas of the collection that would blossom with dedicated support for the purchase of materials--discover these opportunities to contribute to the development of world-class resources (PDF).
The Veterinary Medicine Library also has a wishlist of dressage and horsemanship materials on Amazon.
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 the Director, Kristine Alpi, at (919) 513-6219 or email@example.com.
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 Kristine Alpi, Director, at (919) 513-6219 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a collection gift, share your support, or learn more about the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.