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Building Facilities for NLM® Visitors

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Meeting Rooms

Lister Hill Center Auditorium (used for NIH-sponsored meetings)

Location: first floor of Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Seats 176 people
  • Telephone number for conference information: (301) 496-5389
  • Telephone number for Registration Desk: (301) 496-4062

Lister Hill Center Auditorium Guide
  • General Information
  • Guide to Services
  • Housekeeping Announcements
  • Lodging and Transportation
  • Recommended Caterers

Lister Hill Center Auditorium Reservation Form [Word document]

Lister Hill Center floor plan
Lister Hill Center Lobby floor plan

You can view the Word document by using Microsoft Word Viewer. You can download Word Viewer from the Microsoft Web site at no charge.

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Pay telephones:
Locations in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
  • B1 level adjacent to North Entrance
Location in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Visitors Center
NIH Telephone:
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
TTY telephone:
Locations in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main floor in the Lobby
  • Collection Access Section, B1 level
    • Telephone number: (301) 496-5511

There is no paging system in the Library Reading Rooms for incoming calls.

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Location in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • B1 level
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
  • Telephone number: (301) 496-3697
Vending Machines:
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • B1 level in the Canteen
Locations in Building 38A (Lister Hill Center):
  • Floors B2, 2, 6, 8, and 10

Food and beverages may be consumed only in the cafeteria or in the canteen.

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Other Visitor Information

Directions and Parking: See

Security: The Library revised its security procedures in September 2001, changing the way researchers access the Library. Browse the security procedures at

Security Guard: Telephone number: (301) 496-6010

Lost and Found: Inquire about lost items at any of the Guard Stations in Building 38 (Library)

Smoking: Is not permitted

Photocopy Machines
Location in Building 38 (Library):
  • Main Reading Room
  • Photocopies are 12¢ per copy using a copycard
  • Color photocopies are $1.00 per copy

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