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About the Library

About the Library As a government institution, the NIEHS Library is open to members of the public who need to use the library's resources for their professional research.

111 Alexander Drive, Building 101 (Get directions( )

Basement of Module A
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Tel: (919) 541-3426
Fax: (919) 541-0669
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday (We are closed on federal holidays.)

Resource Collection

Visitors are able to use the books and journals within the library. Access to computer-based resources may be restricted.


Visitors may make photocopies free of charge. Please note that non-NIEHS users are restricted to making copies of only five articles or chapters per day.

Security Concerns

US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Health and Human Services employees are exempt from the following policy and will be admitted upon showing a government ID. Due to heightened security, all visitors to the library must have approval in advance.

While NIEHS has a liberal visitation policy, use of the library by non-NIEHS employees is a privilege that is subject to restrictions imposed by NIEHS.

The current Level 3 security requires that library visitors:

  • Have an official purpose
  • Are approved and expected by a "host" employee
  • Show two types of identification at the security gate
  • May have their vehicles searched

To receive approval to use the library, submit a letter written by your organization's Chief Executive Officer (or other comparable authority) requesting that the named employee(s) be granted the privilege of using the NIEHS Library's collection.

Address and mail the letter to:
W. Davenport Robertson
Chief, Library & Information Services Branch
NIEHS, Mail Drop A0-01
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Alternatively, visitors may bring such a letter with them the first time they visit the library. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health
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Last Reviewed: May 10, 2007