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Veterinary Medicine Library - Reference Services

Reference Hours
Reference assistance in the Atwood Library is provided by Margy Lindem and staff. They are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, or after-hours by appointment. During evenings and weekends, the library is staffed by student workers.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Philadelphia Veterinary Library staff at (215) 898-8895 or You can also contact Margy Lindem, Head of Veterinary Libraries, directly at (215) 898-8874 or

Telephone reference Please call 215-898-8895.
Email reference Email us your subject-specific or general questions at Turn around time is usually within 24 hours.
Online Chat reference Health Science Library staff respond to chat questions 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (10am-4pm during Summer months) using the chat widget found on our homepage. Additional Penn Library staff are available via chat at other times. A detailed chat schedule is available.
Consultations The Veterinary Librarians are available to meet individually with Penn students, faculty, and staff to provide research assistance. Consultations may be arranged by requesting an appointment using our email form or by emailing Margy Lindem directly at
Classroom Instruction Reference librarians are available for group instruction upon request. Contact us at to request a customized session, designed for the needs of your class or group.
Classes and Online Tutorials The Penn Libraries offer hands-on workshops on Health & Life Science resources as well as general productivity tools. For workshop description and to register, visit

To access the online tutorials click here.