National Library of Medicine

Date: Tuesday August 12.
Time: 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Minimum Number of Participants: 5
Maximum Number of Participants: 15

Pre-registration required.

Contact Information:
John P. Rees

Description of Tour:
Join us for a half-hour general tour of NLM followed by show-and-tell of our incunable, rare book, and archival collections.

NLM is the largest medical library in the world and its collections of material related to health and disease are among the richest. Holdings include pre-1914 books, pre-1871 journals, archives and modern manuscripts, medieval and Islamic manuscripts, a collection of printed books, manuscripts, and visual material in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; historical prints, photographs, films, and videos; pamphlets, dissertations, theses, college catalogs, and government documents.

About us:

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

On the campus of the National Institutes of Health

Parking Available. Limited pay parking at Gateway Center or at NLM ($2/hour for the first 3 hours; $12/day)

Closest Metro and/or Metrobus: Medical Center (Red Line)

 All visitors enter campus via the NIH’s Gateway Visitor Center across from the Metro escalators. You will need a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc. I will greet everyone at the Visitor Center and escort the group to NLM. There is a ¼ mile walk from the Visitor Center to NLM up a slight incline. Very accessible for those with mobility disabilities.

Visitor Information:

Stay for lunch at the NLM cafeteria, the Natcher Conference Center, or make the short walk into Bethesda, known for its abundance of resturants. Make a day of it and linger to explore our physical exhibits.

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