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FAQs

Do I have to fill in the citation information on request forms manually? Is there somewhere I can enter a PMID number?

The NIH Library offers a method to pre-populate the document delivery order from with citation information. To use this feature to start your search in PubMed @ NIH. Look for the NIH Library Fulltext Plus button. This service will populate the request form from the PubMed citation. The same service is available in Web of Science, Embase, Scopus and Google Scholar.

How can I obtain Library privileges?

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.

How can I renew books I've checked out?

NIH Library books can be renewed for an additional four weeks, if there are no holds for the books. Checked out books may be renewed three times before the material must be returned to the NIH Library Information Desk. Renew NIH Library books online or call the Information Desk 301-496-1080.