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Due to COVID-19, the National Library of Medicine Reading Room remains closed to the public until further notice.

During this period, NLM online resources will remain available, including NLM Digital Collections and PubMed Central.

NLM will continue to provide interlibrary loan (ILL) services. For latest NLM ILL service information check this website:

NLM History of Medicine Division staff are working remotely to support YOU in your research
and can be reached through the NLM Support Center via the “Write to the Help Desk” blue button.

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Request a tour of the National Library of Medicine.

Explore an online Tour of Objects of Art at the National Library of Medicine.

Event Locations

Find your way to an NLM History Talk, special event, or exhibition located at one of the event venues on the NIH campus below.

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Last Reviewed: May 25, 2021