Orientations to the services of the NIH Library are available upon request for NIH staff. Library orientations include a demonstration of the Library's Web site with special emphasis on the following resources:
Online full text journals
Databases, such as Web of Science and PubMed
Methods for electronically ordering documents
Full-text books, such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Micromedex
The Library's Online Catalog
Web forms for requesting Library services
Participants will also be shown the shelving locations for materials such as:
Current & older journals
Selected new journal issues
All orientations begin at the Information Desk in the NIH Library, located on the first floor of Building 10. Orientations in Spanish or for large groups may be arranged by calling (301) 496-1080. Sign Language Interpreters and other reasonable accommodations will be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at (301) 496-1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339.
The NIH Library is a biomedical research library whose collections and services are developed to support the programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and selected U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agences. Only NIH and HHS agency personnel may borrow books, use staff photocopiers, request computer searches, and receive other Library services for government related work. NIH & HHS ID badges/PIV cards are required to access services.
The 10-digit number on the back of your NIH ID badge (without the dashes) should be used to log onto the computers on the raised platform in the Library. Document delivery and interlibrary loans require a separate registration.
We are no longer taking reservations for the carrels. The NIH Library has five private study carrels for individual use. NIH staff can use them on a first-come, first-served basis. These study spaces are unlocked and valuables should not be left unattended. Carrels have a desk, door, and WiFi.
The library has several other library workspaces located in the main reading room. Reservations are required for these workspaces. Visit the library workspaces page for more information and/or to reserve a workspace.
The orientations are listed on the library's website as they come up. We plan to hold one once a month in 2015. If they have problems registering, they can come to the class and add their name to the bottom of the sign in sheet.
The Replicator 2 has one extruder, one color. We change the rolls of filament at the back to change colors. If you prefer a different color, we can change it, or if we don’t have the desired color, they can bring their own filament and we will put it on. The Replicator 2x has two extruders and can use 2 colors.
Print jobs are saved on an SD card less than 2 GB. If the card is bigger the machine can’t read it. Place the card in the reader and select the print from Build from SD card. If you do not have an 2 GB SD card, you can borrow one for up to 3 days from the Information Desk.