The William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is located west of the main NCSU campus across from the NC State Fairgrounds at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607. Consult the Campus Map for directions to the College.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is a stop on the free Wolfline Bus. For Fall/Spring, we are on the Route 6 Carter Finley which runs every 20 minutes between 7 AM and 7 PM and every 40 minutes between 7 PM and 10 PM. For Summer, we are on the Route 6S Hillsborough Street West.
Several city buses stop nearby -- see the Go Triangle Trip Planner.
Driving and Parking:
Visitor parking permits are required Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm,. There is a visitor parking pay station with numbered spaces: $2 first hour; $1 for each consecutive half hour - no cash, credit and debit cards only. For more information, see NCSU Transportation. Follow the instructions on the CVM Map and Directions Page. Free parking is occasionally available at the Fairgrounds across the street from the CVM.
On the Biomedical Campus:
At the College, follow the Pedestrian Walkway signs to the brick walkway and enter the main building.
If you are not an NCSU faculty, staff or student, please sign in at the visitor's desk (8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday), go downstairs under the whale skeleton, through the doors, and turn right.
After 10:00 p.m. a valid Wolfpack One Card is required for access to the Libraries. Card access at the front entrance to the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) only works after 10 pm for those associated with the CVM. If you are an NCSU faculty, staff or student and your Wolfpack One Card/NCSU ID does not work on the card access unit, please call the Library staff at 919-513-6218 and someone will come to the entrance to let you in.
Service animals are the only animals allowed in the Veterinary Medicine Library.
Assisted Entry: The Veterinary Medicine Library is also accessible via an elevator from the main CVM entrance to the lower level for people with mobility limitations or deliveries. A receptionist provides access to the area containing the elevator Mon-Fri from 8 am to 5 pm. For access during the other hours when the Library is open, please call the library service desk at (919) 513-6218 and a library staff person will provide access to the elevator for you or arrange to deliver requested materials to the main entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Inside the Library: View the Map of the Veterinary Medicine Library (PDF opens in new window).
In the Veterinary Medicine Library, books are shelved together at the south end of the library according to the Library of Congress classification system. Journals are shelved together at the north end of the library alphabetically by title. View a printable .pdf document that gives a broad outline of subjects and call numbers at the Veterinary Medicine Library.
Visit the Virtual Tour online for a preview of your visit.
We look forward to your visit. Please call us at (919) 513-6218 if you have any questions.