Veterinary Science Library


Welcome to the Veterinary Science Library, a branch of the University of Zimbabwe Library. This page provides information about the Veterinary Science Library's resources, location and contact details, membership, hours, services and periodic updates.

Available Resources

The Veterinary Science Library provides access to print and online resources related to veterinary science topics.


Print Resources

To gain access to available print resources, one should physically visit the Veterinary Science in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Mount Pleasant Campus. One can search titles of interest through the University of Zimbabwe Library catalogue to identify and locate the print collections housed in the Vet Library.


Online Databases

To support the blended learning adopted by University of Zimbabwe, access to online databases is provided to students, academics and researchers. A step-by-step guide on how to access library electronic resources remotely is available at Key databases include:



The Veterinary Science Library is accessible to valid University of Zimbabwe students and employees, veterinarians, and Zimbabwe Veterinary Association members.

Opening Hours


In the light of existing COVID-19 pandemic guidelines; the operating hours for Veterinary Science Library are as follows:


Monday to Thursday: 0900 hrs to 1630 hrs.

Friday: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs.


Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays



Physical Services

  • Using the Veterinary Library space for quiet study
  • Access to computing resources
  • Searching and finding information in the Library
  • Borrowing and returning print resources


Research Support

Given that conducting research may be a challenging and complex process, especially for individuals who are just starting out, the Vet Library provides specialised support to scholars working at the postgraduate level and beyond. Research support is provided at many stages of the research life cycle, through the following services:

  • Selective Dissemination of Information
  • Literature Search
  • Support is offered on the following citation managers
    • Mendeley
    • Zotero



The following training is given to help veterinary science students and Faculty members create a successful and rewarding research experience:

  • E-Resources Use and Application in University Business and Learning
  • Management of Academic Information
  • Citation Management Software/tools
  • Research Data Management
  • Literature search and discovery




Veterinary Science Library Services during COVID-19


When accessing the Veterinary Science Library, library patrons are expected to follow the COVID-19 protocols listed below:


Proper wearing of mask

Sanitise hands before entering the Library

Get a temperature check

Maintain a physical distance in the Library


Apart from giving access to printed resources, the following Library services have been designed to assist students throughout the COVID-19 era:


The Vet Science Liason page lists e-books, e-journal databases, and links to open access resources that can be used for veterinary science study.


A step by step how to access e-resources is available via this link


The Library will continue to provide academic support for blended learning via e-mail (library@uzlib and offer training on accessing our library resources and databases via Zoom.


For questions concerning our Library's services and resources, please contact the Vet Librarian ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).