About Us

The Scientific Library is moving to a "library without walls" model.  The library will adopt a greater focus on connecting people to information, ideas, and each other and will ultimately shed its brick-and-mortar space in Building 549. The Scientific Library as an online library will focus on being a transformational hub of resources, not just a transactional place to check out books. 

The Scientific Library is a research library, our mission is to provide quality resources and services which support the information needs of the entire NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research community.

While the "library without walls" changes how the Scientific Library serves its customers, it isn’t a change to the library’s services. All services customers have come to know and love—research support, up-to-date news on topics of importance, and book and journal article access via document delivery and interlibrary loan—will remain. E-journal, e-book, and special collections will also continue and grow over time.

Our goal is to provide the best personalized services designed to increase resource discovery, uncover and organize hard to find information and promote knowledge sharing across the NCIF community.  We offer research and reference services, provide current awareness, instruction and information delivery services.

We support the mission of NCI by providing virtual access to the local and global community.

For more information email us at NCIFredLibrary@mail.nih.gov or contact us:

  • Call 301-846-1093
  • Reach out to our staff via TEAMS - staff are available from 8am to 4:30pm weekdays to assist you with your information needs.

We look forward to working with you!