National Library of Medicine, NIH, HHS

Contact:National Library of Medicine, NIH, HHS
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda,MD 20894
Phone:(301) 496-6308 (Public Information Office)
(888) 346-3656
Fax:(301) 496-4450

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest research library in a single scientific and professional field. It collects, organizes, and makes available biomedical information to investigators, educators, and practitioners and carries out programs designed to strengthen existing and develop new medical library services in the United States. It is the central resource for the existing national biomedical information system. The Library's computer-based MEDLARS provides rapid bibliographic access to NLM's vast store of biomedical information. The Library has two research and development components, the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and the National Center for Biotechnology Information. NLM also has an extramural (grants) program and a Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program.