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District of Columbia


Resource Libraries

George Washington University Medical Center
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-2853
Fax: 202-223-3691

Georgetown University Medical Center
John Vinton Dahlgren Memorial Library

Box 571420
Washington, DC 20057-1420
Phone: 202-687-1783
Fax: 202-687-1703

Howard University
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library

501 W Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20059-0001
Phone: 202-884-1723
Fax: 202-884-1733


DC News

  • DC News Room - Links to current and archived press releases provided by the District of Columbia government.
  • District of Columbia Newspapers - A listing from the U.S. Newspaper List, providing links to DC newspapers, radio stations, television stations and magazines.

    General Information

    Washington, DC is located in the eastern United States, bordering both Virginia and Maryland, and is the capitol city of the United States. The city has over 120 defined neighborhoods distributed among 8 wards, which are political areas used to elect members of the City Council. Together with portions of Virginia and Maryland, Washington is part of the large Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

    At the 2000 Census, Washington, DC had a population of 572,059, and the Census Bureau estimates the 2003 population at 563,384. Though smaller than Delaware, covering just 68.3 square miles, DC's population is larger than that of Wyoming, the country's least populous state. The population is fairly evenly distributed among the 8 DC wards.


    Library Associations/Consortia/Local Groups

  • District of Columbia Area Health Science Libraries - A local organization in the metropolitan DC area offering membership to both institutions and individuals involved in the field of health sciences information.
  • District of Columbia Library Association - The DC chapter of the American Library Association.
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association - An organization of health sciences librarians and other information professionals serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Washington, DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association - A forum for information professionals in the Washington area to network, to learn, and to help one another develop their skills at putting knowledge to work.


    District of Columbia Public Library

    To locate libraries in the NN/LM Network, please use the NN/LM Members Directory.


    Library School

    Catholic University of America
    School of Library and Information Science
    620 Michigan Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20064
    Phone: 202-319-5085
    Fax: 202-319-5574

    Contact us at:

    National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    National Network Office

    National Library of Medicine

    8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38, Room B1-E03

    Bethesda, Maryland 20894


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