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NN/LM National Network Office

NN/LM National Network Office: Background and Mission

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) serves all health professionals and the public -- clinicians, allied health professionals, researchers, administrators, students-- who need access to biomedical information. The NN/LM provides linkages to vital information for hospital managers, dentists, nurses, pharmacists-- as well as for physicians in all specialties. The NN/LM reaches out to all health professionals, no matter where they are located, and provides options for their personal access to information.

The NN/LM, formerly the Regional Medical Library Program, has been serving the biomedical information needs of the nation for over forty years. Established in the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965, this Network of libraries has matured into a thriving organization consisting of primary access libraries, resource libraries, regional libraries (RMLs) and the National Library of Medicine.

The Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs)are eight institutions that coordinate health sciences information services regionally. They are under contract to the National Library of Medicine. The National Network Office, located at the National Library of Medicine, oversees these contracts.

NN/LM Contact List

How to Contact the Regional Medical Libraries


National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)

The NN/LM is dedicated to making the world's biomedical information available to all U.S. health professionals. If you are a health professional without access to a medical library, the NN/LM can help you. Contact your RML at 1-800-338-7657.

Click on the map for the region you are interested in:

Region 8: New England Region Region 1: Middle Atlantic Region Region 2: Southeastern/Atlantic Region Region 5: South Central Region Region 3: Greater Midwest Region Region 4: MidContinental Region Region 6: Pacific Northwest Region Region 6: Pacific Northwest Region Region 7: Pacific Southwest Region National Network Office Map


  • Region 1: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
  • Region 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Region 3: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • Region 4: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming
  • Region 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Region 6: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
  • Region 7: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin
  • Region 8: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

NN/LM National Centers:

National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)

Web Services Technology Operations Center (Web-STOC)


National meetings where NLM is exhibiting.

NN/LM Network Office Directory

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Network Office
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room B1-E03
Bethesda, MD 20894
(301) 496-4777
FAX: (301)480-1467

Angela Ruffin, Head,
Renee Bougard, Outreach Librarian,
Lisa M. Boyd, Consumer Health Librarian,
Barbara Nicholson, Technology Librarian,
Sophary Sim, Program Assistant,




A complete list of NLM Fact Sheets is available at:
(alphabetical list)
(subject list):

Or write to:

Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894

Phone: (301) 496-6308
Fax: (301) 496-4450

For more information about NLM programs, contact the Office of Communications and Public Liaison (see address above); E-mail: World-Wide Web site: