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Front of the National Library of Medicine building

Library Hours

  • Reading Room Hours by appointment only: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Reading Room is closed on Federal holidays.

Coming to NLM

Researching at NLM

Lister Hill Center Sculpture

Visiting NLM and the NIH Campus

When you visit NLM on the NIH Campus, you should follow the procedures regarding Campus Access and Security.

  • Contact security at (301) 496-6010
  • Inquire about lost and found items at any of the guard stations in Building 38

Making the Most of Your Visit

Beyond NLM

Last Reviewed: September 13, 2022