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NLM exhibitions, tours, and public programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Before coming to the Library, see Visit Us for directions, parking, security, and other visitor information.

  • Tour Current Exhibitions

    View the special display in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room, and the flagship exhibition in the Library's rotunda gallery. These exhibitions are always free and open to public during the following Library hours:

    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (EST)
    Note:  The Library is closed on Federal holidays.  See Holiday Schedule

    Docent-guided tour is also available between Monday-Friday except on Federal holidays. To arrange a guided tour please contact NLMExhibition@mail.nih.govor call 301.594.1947

    Find out more about NLM Exhibition Program.

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  • Tour the Library

    A one-hour guided walking tour of the Library starts in the NLM Visitors Center (Room 127, Building 38A) at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays).  Reservations for the 1:30 tour are not required for groups of five (5) or fewer, although it is helpful to notify us in advance once your plans are firm.

    With advance notice, we can show the introductory video "Expanding the Medical Universe," in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish.  We can also arrange for special group tours.

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  • Tour Objects of Art at NLM

    Explore Objects of Art at the National Library of Medicine.

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