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About the Library

Welcome to NAL

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) facilitates the creation of agricultural knowledge through the acquisition, curation, and dissemination of the information needed to solve agricultural challenges today and in the future.

Hours

Main Library

Open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Closed on Federal holidays

 

NAL's Special Collections

By appointment only
8:30 AM to Noon
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Location

To help protect the public from the spread of COVID-19, the National Agricultural Library (NAL) building is currently closed to the public. 

The National Agricultural Library is one of five national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

The Library's convenient location is 15 miles northeast of Washington, DC, near the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Interstates 95 and 495 (Beltway Exit 25-North).

National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705