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About the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

The NN/LM, formerly the Regional Medical Library Program, has been serving the biomedical information needs of the nation for over forty years. Established in the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965, member libraries and information centers in the NN/LM provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services. Members are supported via eight regional offices under contract to the National Library of Medicine. The National Network Office, located at the National Library of Medicine, oversees these contracts.

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