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Open day and prize draws to mark National Libraries Day

12 January 2012

National Libraries Day logoThe RCVS Charitable Trust Library will mark National Libraries Day (4 February) with an open day and prize draws for library users.

The Library is inviting all vets and veterinary nurses – and librarians, staff and students from veterinary schools, other Royal Colleges and university medical schools – to an open day on Friday, 3 February.

Free workshops on how to use and search the bibliographic databases will be run by Trust librarians, and those visiting can sign up for a free three-day trial membership. Refreshments will also be provided.

On National Libraries Day, every member of the RCVS Charitable Trust Library will automatically be entered into a draw to win a free 12-month extension to their library membership.

Anyone who uses the Trust’s Library services between 30 January and 10 February will also be entered into a separate draw for a chance to win a £50 voucher for Trust Library services.

“We have an extensive collection of books and online resources useful to vets and VNs, and income from Library members and users helps us to ensure its continuing stewardship,” says Trust Librarian, Clare Boulton.

“So, we’re inviting all our users to an open day and holding two prize draws as a way of saying ‘thank you’.”

The open day will run from 10.30-4pm on Friday, 3 February.

Literature search workshops can be booked by contacting Clare Boulton ( or 020 7202 0752).

The RCVS Charitable Trust Library offers its members online access to the Veterinary Science Database, the world’s largest bibliographic database on veterinary medicine, and a wide range of full-text electronic journals.

It holds over 25,000 books, conference proceedings and reports, specialising in veterinary medicine and science.

It also has a historical collection of around 3,000 books that trace the development of veterinary art and science from 1514 to the present day. 

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