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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 an 8,000+ member Network of the National Library of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

Welcome to NLM

Join us as we introduce you to the center of biomedical informatics and computational biology at NIH and the world’s largest biomedical library!

NLM by Organization

A listing of NLM offices, divisions, centers, and advisory bodies.
NLM Advisory Bodies

News, Events, and Updates

News announcements, event listings, and other updates about NLM.

Visiting NLM

Information on hours, facilities, tours and directions.

History of NLM

Important events in NLM history.

Congressional Justifications

NLM’s annual Congressional Justification, highlighting accomplishments over the previous fiscal year and outlining goals and objectives for the coming fiscal year.

Reports and Plans from NLM

Official reports and plans from NLM.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility at NLM

Learn about efforts to foster inclusion, equity, diversity, and accessibility throughout NLM.
Diversity in NLM Training and Career ProgramsDiversity in NLM Extramural ProgramsNLM Workforce Demographics

Contracts and Small Purchases

Information about available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and instructions.

Donations to the Library

NLM welcomes bequests and donations in support of its mission.

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

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.

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Contact Information

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

(888) FIND-NLM
(888) 346-3656

Local and international calls:
(301) 594-5983

NLM Support Center

Press Inquiries



Staff Directory

NLM Organizations - Staff Directories


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Last Reviewed: April 29, 2024