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Now It’s Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

The National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces an updated version of its Journal Donation System.   The system can be accessed at // or by searching "Journal Donation System" on NLM's home page. In the system, click on "Help" for detailed instructions.    

Since April, 2009, NLM's Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings.   

Enhancements make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system. In addition, all libraries now can offer titles not owned by NLM. For additional assistance, contact NLM at 301.496.0081 or  NLM will pay shipping for volumes it needs.  To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, please see: //

Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection. NLM hopes that with the enhancements in Version 2, it can build on the success achieved to date.