The National Agricultural Library collection of more than 3.5 million items covers 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's collection fills over 48 miles of shelves, making it one of the largest agricultural collections in the world.
Special Collections at NAL houses rare books, manuscript collections, nursery and seed trade catalogs, photographs, and posters from the 1500s to the present. More...
National Agricultural Library Digital Collections (NALDC)
The NALDC offers one avenue by which customers can use collection materials available in digital format.
The Preservation/Digitization Program of NAL preserves and ensures access to the intellectual content and physical composition of agricultural works of national and international importance indefinitely into the future. More...
NAL seeks gifts for its collection of published and unpublished material in all media. Donations of cash or other valuables to support NAL programs and enhance the collection are also welcome. More...
Most of the publications previously exchanged between NAL and its exchange partners are now available free online. Therefore, NAL no longer maintains an active international publications Exchange Program as part of its acquisitions strategy. Included here are links to USDA electronic publications previously distributed through the NAL Exchange program.