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National Network of Libraries of Medicine Fact Sheet

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is a nationwide program coordinated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by: 1) providing all U.S. health professionals equal access to biomedical information and, 2) improving the public's access to information, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare.

The Network is the core of NLM's outreach program to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy. Funded by NLM, through cooperative agreements, eight Regional Medical Libraries and five National Centers provide a variety of NNLM outreach services such as, project funding, training, presentations, exhibits, technology support and other types of public programs.

A collaboration of members, the Network is comprised of academic health sciences libraries, hospital, pharmaceutical and other special biomedical libraries, public libraries, information centers and community-based organization.  Benefits of Network membership include a certificate of recognition, training opportunities, eligibility for project funding, document delivery services, emergency preparedness planning and response, and partnerships with other NNLM members.

The outreach efforts of the NNLM assure that researchers, health professionals, the public health workforce and the public are aware of and have access to quality health information available from NLM and the NNLM.

For additional Network  information contact:

Additional Information about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine can be obtained at


National Network of Libraries of Medicine
National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO)
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Room B1-E03
Bethesda, MD  20894

NNLM Regional Medical Libraries

1. Middle Atlantic Region

University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone:  (412) 648-2065
URL: //
States Served: DE, NJ, NY, PA

2. Southeastern/Atlantic Region

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1583
Phone: (410) 706-2855
URL: //
States Served: AL, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

3. Greater Midwest Region

University of Iowa
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA  52242
Phone: (319) 335-6928
URL: //
States Served: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI

4. Mid-Continental Region

University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Regional Medical Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: (801) 587-3412
URL: //
States Served: CO, KS, MO, NE, UT, WY

5. South Central Region

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
Gibson D. Lewis Library, Room 310
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX  76107
Phone: (817) 735-2223
URL: //
States Served: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

6. Pacific Northwest Region

University of Washington
Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center
Box 357155
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
Phone: (206) 543-8262
Fax: (206) 543-2469
URL: //
States Served: AK, ID, MT, OR, WA

7. Pacific Southwest Region

University of California, Los Angeles
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1798
Phone: (310) 825-1200
URL: //
States Served: AZ, CA, HI, NV, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin

8. New England Region

University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Lamar Soutter Library
55 Lake Avenue, North Rm S4-241
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone:  (508) 856-5979
Fax: (508) 856-5977
URL: //
States Served: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

NN/LM National Offices

National Training Office (NTO)

The NTO supports a wide range of training opportunities and resources.

National Evaluation Office (NEO)

The NEO provides evaluation assistance and resources to measure outreach outcomes and impact.

National Web Services Office (NWSO)

The NWSO provides systems policy development and support to the NN/LM Web presence.

National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

The NDCO provides DOCLINE customer service nationally.

National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO)

The NPHCO facilitates access to evidence-based health information for Public Health Departments and the public health workforce.