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Why seek information and resources from other libraries?
While the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library offers a wide variety of resources to suit your research needs, we also understand that Distance Education students may especially need resources that are difficult to provide remotely.
We hope that this guide helps you locate libraries near you that can supplement the extensive resources already provided to you by Himmelfarb Library.
Find Something Specific at Another Library
WorldCat allows you to search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
Other Libraries in the Washington, D.C. Area
Health Science and Academic Libraries
Links from the Himmelfarb library website to the other medical and university libraries in DC. While not all are open to the public, all can lend their materials to GWU students through consortium loan.
National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library, located at the Medical Center metro stop on the red line in Bethesda, Maryland. Open to the public, a great resource for hard-to-find research.
Library of Congress
The oldest cultural institution in the United States and the largest library in the world. Open to researchers and visitors.
District of Columbia Public Library
Official website of the DC public libraries. See their directory to find a location close to you or browse their catalog online to find the resources you need.
Arlington Public Library
Official website of the Arlington County libraries. See their directory to find a location close to you (two of their libraries are located along the orange metro line) or browse their catalog online.