Collections

The National Agricultural Library holds more than 3.5 million items covering all aspects of agriculture and related sciences. The depth and richness of the collection make it a unique resource, with many materials not available anywhere else in the world.

NAL Catalog
Delivers citations to agriculturally related books, journals, government documents, audiovisuals, and other materials, most held by the National Agricultural Library. Also indexes journal articles, book chapters, reports, and reprints. Includes some links to full text.

Digital Collections
Offers full-text digital materials, primarily USDA research and historical publications.

Special Collections
Provides access to rare books, manuscript collections, nursery and seed trade catalogs, photographs, and posters from the 1500s to the present.

Government Documents
Explains how to find government documents at the National Agricultural Library, describes what government documents NAL collects, and offers more sources for locating government documents.