United States National Library of Medicine

The United States National Library of Medicine, operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is an institute... Wikipedia

  • Country:  United States
  • Type:  Medical library
  • Established:  1836, (as the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army)
  • Reference to legal mandate:  Public Law 941 – August 3, 1956, an amendment to Title III of the Public Health Service Act
  • Location:  Bethesda, Maryland
  • Branch of:  National Institutes of Health
  • Items collected:  books, journals, manuscripts, images, and multimedia, genomic, chemical, toxicological, and environmental data, drug information, clinical trials data, health data standards, software, and consumer health information
  • Criteria for collection:  Acquiring, organizing, and preserving the world's scholarly biomedical literature
  • Access requirements:  Open to the public
  • Circulation:  309,817 (2015)
  • Director:  Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN PhD
  • Staff:  1,741
  • Website:  nlm.nih.gov
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo