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Building Facilities for NLM® Visitors

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Meeting Rooms

Lister Hill Center Auditorium (used for NIH-sponsored meetings)

Location: first floor of Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Seats 176 people
  • Telephone number for conference information: (301) 496-5389
  • Telephone number for Registration Desk: (301) 496-4062

Lister Hill Center Auditorium Guide
  • General Information
  • Guide to Services
  • Housekeeping Announcements
  • Lodging and Transportation
  • Recommended Caterers

Lister Hill Center Auditorium Reservation Form [PDF]

Lister Hill Center floor plan
Lister Hill Center Lobby floor plan


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Pay telephones:
Locations in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
  • B1 level adjacent to North Entrance
Location in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Visitors Center
NIH Telephone:
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
TTY telephone:
Locations in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
  • Collection Access Section, B1 level
    • Telephone number: (301) 496-5511

There is no paging system in the Library Reading Rooms for incoming calls.

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Location in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • B1 level
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
  • Telephone number: (301) 496-3697
Vending Machines:
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • B1 level in the Canteen
Locations in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Floors B2, 2, 6, 8, and 10

Food and beverages may be consumed only in the cafeteria or in the canteen.

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Other Visitor Information

Directions and Parking: See

Security: The Library revised its security procedures in September 2001, changing the way researchers access the Library. Browse the security procedures at

Security Guard: Telephone number: (301) 496-6010

Lost and Found: Inquire about lost items at any of the Guard Stations in Building 38 (Library)

Smoking: Is not permitted

Scanning Machines
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main Reading Room
  • Scanning machines are provided free of charge; please be sure to bring your own flash drive

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