About the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
The National Library of Medicine relies on the advice of outside experts in many fields--medical, scientific, academic, library, and public policy.
News announcements, press releases and other items of current interest about NLM.
Includes: NLM Professional Meeting Exhibit Schedule
Important events in NLM history and legislative chronology. Also see:
Information about available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and instructions.
NLM welcomes bequests and donations in support of its mission.
NLM works with federal agencies, public health institutions and international organizations to provide access to health and scientific information. Includes:
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
A coalition of individuals, medical associations and societies, hospitals, health science libraries, corporations and foundations, dedicated to increasing public awareness and use of the NLM, as well as to support its many programs in research, education and public service.
Information and photos of the Library's herb garden.