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Welcome to the Reading Rooms

LocatorPlus will be unavailable starting at 3 pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, December 6th, 2019.
LocatorPlus will be available starting at 6 am (Eastern Time) on Monday, December 9th, 2019.

  • Reading Room visitors must request all materials onsite by 12 noon, Friday December 6th.
  • NLM will deliver all materials by 12:45 pm.
  • Patrons must return all materials by 1:45 pm.
  • Everyone can use the Reading Room computers to download articles until 5 pm.

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You can only request and use materials onsite. You can request materials from the General Collection for pick-up at the Information desk. Materials are delivered from 9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Computers and scanners shut down five minutes before closing.
If you need to borrow materials and are not onsite at NLM, you must request them at our local library through Interlibrary Loan .

Last Reviewed: December 2, 2019