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Find Your Librarian

NIH Library librarians are your gateway to the vast array of NIH Library resources and services. Librarians facilitate information requests, provide customized reference and research services, and can refer you to appropriate NIH Library services. Additionally, your librarian can provide or suggest tailored training. To get help from the NIH Library for you or your group, contact the Information Desk, or consult directly with your librarian below.

Information Desk Help
Find Your NIH Institutes and Centers Librarian
Find Your HHS Department of Health and Human Services Librarian
Find Your Librarian for Specialized Services


Information Desk

The Information Desk is located on the main level of the NIH Library in the Reading Room and is the information hub for the Library. The Reference Assistants at the Information Desk are available to help in-person or by phone at 301-496-1080 during library hours. NIH ID cards are required to borrow books, request literature searches, and receive other library services for NIH-related work. Access to the onsite library computers requires NIH ID smartcards and associated pin numbers.

Some of the services we provide at our Information Desk include: checking out, receiving, and renewing materials reserving library workspaces such as our collaboration pods, bioinformatics and data science workspaces, and the Digital Production Studio; putting you in touch with the right resource or service, including specialized areas such as bibliometrics, bioinformatics, data, editing, a variety of emerging technologies, and translation services and getting answers to reference questions or help with a literature search from a biomedical librarian (on-call during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri).


NIH Institutes and Centers

Institute or CenterPoint(s) of Contact
CCCindy Sheffield, Diane CooperNancy Terry 
CSRGisela Butera
FICAlicia Livinski
NCATSTracy Shields
NCCIHRaisa Ionin
NCIGisela ButeraJoelle Mornini
NEIRaisa Ionin
NHGRI    Joelle Mornini
NHLBIBrigit Sullivan, Stacy Brody
NIABrigit Sullivan
NIAAADiane Cooper
NIAIDNancy TerryAlicia Livinski
NIAMSDera Tompkins
NIBIBGergana Kostova
NICHDCindy Sheffield
NIDADiane Cooper
NIDCDBernadette Mirro
NIDCRGisela Butera
NIDDKBrigit Sullivan
NIEHSErin Knight
NIGMSJoelle Mornini
NIMHBernadette MirroDera Tompkins
NIMHDDera Tompkins
NINDSBradley Otterson
NINRBradley Otterson
NLMCindy Sheffield
OD (Office of the Director)Raisa Ionin



Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS OpDivPoint(s) of Contact
ACFCindy Sheffield
ACLGergana Kostova
AHRQRaisa Ionin
CMSJoelle Mornini
HRSAAlicia Livinski
IHSDiane Cooper
IOSAlicia Livinski
Office of the Secretary (ASFR, ASPE, ASPR, DAB, OASH, OCR, OGA, OGC, OIG, OMHA, ONC) 
     ASFRBernadette Mirro
     ASPENancy Terry
     ASPRAlicia Livinski
     DABRaisa Ionin
     OASHNancy Terry
     OCRGisela Butera
     OGAAlicia Livinski
     OGCGisela Butera
     OIGStacy Brody
     OMHATracy Shields
     ONCCindy Sheffield
PSC/FOHGergana Kostova
SAMHSA Stacy Brody, Tracy Shields

NIH Library Specialized Services

Specialty AreaPoint(s) of Contact
3D PrintingAlicia Lillich
BibliometricsJoelle Mornini
BioinformaticsDoug Joubert
Chemistry & Drug InformationNancy Muir
Data ScienceRaisa Ionin
Technology HubAlicia Lillich
Patents & Tech TransferNancy Muir