Regional Activities: NLM near You
Learn more about the history of medicine by visiting a local exhibit created by NLM historians and curators. Exhibits are typically hosted by libraries and universities. Please see Book a Traveling Exhibition: FAQs for more information.
NLM supports a variety of training opportunities. We sponsor classroom sessions across the country each year as well as Web-based training on NLM products. The classroom training is aimed at librarians and health professionals but people with an interest in learning how to use NLM products to find biomedical information are welcome as well. Classes are free; participants are awarded MLA continuing education credits.
NCBI offers a series of two-day training courses called Discovery Workshops. Each year it will hold three Discovery Workshops on the NIH campus and four additional Workshops at universities, colleges or government research centers located in four of the eight regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).
Are you visiting Washington, D.C. on vacation? Perhaps you live in the region? If so, consider visiting the National Library of Medicine. We offer tours daily during the week at 1:30pm, but there are many things to see and do at the Library:
- Take a tour of the History of Medicine Reading Room.
- See all exhibitions.
- "Turn the pages" of Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, a beautifully illustrated 18th century book of medicinal plants. One of many collections from Turning the Pages. A kiosk is available for viewing at the NLM Visitors Center.
- Explore Objects of Art in the National Library of Medicine.
- Visit the interactive computer displays and pick up give-aways at the NLM Visitors Center, open weekdays except Federal holidays, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EST).