The National Library of Medicine (NLM) only provides collection materials to libraries, through a process known as interlibrary loan (ILL).  Individuals who need access to biomedical literature should contact their local library to learn about their resources, ILL services and fees.

NLM will lend books, audiovisuals and other materials in their original format to libraries in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Article copies are available to any borrowing library world-wide. For more information about ILL services and fees, including specifics about registering with NLM ILL for the first time, see the Interlibrary Loan site.

Materials in the NLM collections may be used by visitors in the Main and History of Medicine Reading Rooms located in Bethesda, MD. For information about visiting NLM see NLM Reading Rooms and Services.