Hours

The Scientific Library has two locations: Building 549 at Fort Detrick and the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) at Riverside Research Park. It is open to staff at both locations, and open to the General Public at Building 549, during the following hours:

SUN MON TUES WEDS THUR FRI SAT
Closed 8:30am-5:00pm Closed

For further information, contact us.

NOTE: For the latest information on closures or delayed openings NCI at Frederick employees can call 301-619-7611 or visit the Fort Detrick Website.

2017 Holiday - Scientific Library Closed

  • 1/2/2017New Year's Day
  • 1/16/2017Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 2/20/2017Presidents' Day
  • 5/29/2017Memorial Day
  • 7/4/2017Independence Day
  • 9/4/2017Labor Day
  • 10/9/2017Columbus Day
  • 11/10/2017Veterans Day
  • 11/23/2017Thanksgiving Day
  • 12/25/2017Christmas Day

General Information

Wilson Information Services Corporation (WISCO), of New Market, Maryland, is responsible for providing library services to Government and Contractor personnel at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), formerly NCI-Frederick. This includes obtaining and disseminating information necessary for research and administration.

In general, the Scientific Library assists in all phases of the research process, providing:

  • background research information needed prior to initiating a new project
  • current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics
  • data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere
  • support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication
  • resources for evaluating quality of research performed.

The information comprises a wide variety of formats: published materials, computerized databases, electronic media, audiovisuals, and Internet resources, all intended to provide both retrospective and current data. Online and CD-ROM bibliographic searching, document delivery, current awareness updating, and interlibrary loan are typical of the services available to employees. Instructing users in ways to obtain information in an electronic environment and assisting them in making the most of their online research resources is an increasingly important aspect of the services the Library provides.

The Scientific Library in building 549 on the campus of Fort Detrick is available for use by the general public during regular Library hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Everyone must sign in at the Library entrance and present valid photo identification. Anyone may read from the Library's book and journal collections, use the public computers, and make copies of articles. However, the general public cannot borrow books, receive reference assistance from Library staff, or attend instructional classes.

Employees not directly affiliated with NCI at Frederick cannot use additional Library services without written permission from the NCI Contracting Officer. Those individuals wanting to borrow Scientific Library materials must make arrangements with their company’s library to obtain these materials via Interlibrary Loan.