Information Centers

The National Agricultural Library's specialized information centers provide access to essential information focusing on specific aspects of agriculture.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
Specializes in identifying and accessing information related to alternative agricultural enterprises, crops, and cropping systems.

Animal Welfare Information Center
Provides information and training for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
Delivers credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. Includes the following specialized offerings:

Food Safety Research Information Office
Collects, organizes, and makes available information about food safety research activities.

National Invasive Species Information Center
Serves as a gateway to invasive species information drawn from Federal, state, local, and international sources.

Rural Information Center
Provides information and referral services to funding sources and relevant programs for those working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.

Water Quality Information Center
Collects, organizes, and communicates the scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water resources and agriculture.