The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is made up of organizations of all kinds that are engaged in health and wellness in their communities - our Members provide health information resources and services to health professionals, academic communities, and the general public. If you are providing health information through a library, information center, public health department, K-12 school, university, hospital, or other organization, please consider joining the Network of the National Library of Medicine!
Who Can Join?
Membership is free but there are some requirements to participate. Each NNLM member institution must agree to make these basic contributions:
- To designate an individual as the local contact person (the "NNLM Liaison") for network information/communications.
- Be listed in the public NNLM Membership Directory. Once the membership application has been processed, new organizations will be added to the directory.
- To keep their institution record up-to-date by reviewing it annually and whenever organization changes occur.
Membership is institutional, and each Member organization will have liaison(s) listed. Liaisons' contact information will be visible in the Membership Directory and will receive emails and other communications from NNLM. Any staff can create free user accounts to access training and receive information from the Network.
How to Make the Most of your NNLM Membership
- Apply for funding to support your health outreach projects.
- Register for free, in-person and online training opportunities.
- Obtain a specialization in consumer health, disaster information, or data services from the Medical Library Association (MLA)
- Receive Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association (MLA), nursing CEN, or Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)
- Request an NLM Traveling Exhibition to visit your library or organization
- Order free informational materials.