Request an Article or Other Resource
If we don't have the article or book you need here, we can usually get it for you from another library or offsite storage. Just place a request and we'll get it for you as quickly as possible (usually within a couple of days).
Get it Yourself
If another library in the area has the book you need, it may be more convenient to visit that library than to wait for us to get it for you. Most libraries are happy to have unaffiliated users visit and use their materials locally (including photocopying an article or chapter). UVM has special relationships with St. Michael's and Champlain Colleges to allow students and faculty to check out books.
Note: Before visiting another library, we suggest you contact them directly to check their current policies. In the wake of COVID, many institutions may be closed to unaffiliated users or have special requirements.
Identifying Where a Book Can Be Found
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- NLM Catalog
Search the collections of the United States National Library of Medicine
Other Vermont Libraries
- Your public library
Every Vermont resident has access to their own town's public library. Most libraries in the Burlington area (not including the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington) also participate in the HomeCard System, which allows residents to borrow from other participating libraries.
- Fletcher Free Library (Burlington's public library
UVM students and employees are eligible for a free library card.
- St. Michael's College
UVM students and faculty can borrow materials from the St. Michael's College Library.
- Champlain College
UVM students and faculty can borrow materials from the Champlain College Library.
- Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries
Faculty (and in some cases, staff) from member institutions can register for borrowing privileges from other member libraries. You will need to complete an authorization form at your home library before going to the other library.
- Internet Archive Lending Library
Controlled digital lending of books published five or more years ago, including many past editions of medical textbooks. Most books can be borrowed for 1 hour at a time, with unlimited renewals as long as the book is available.
- Google Book Search
Access to millions of books with the ability to preview, search, or read many of them.