a small reference center whose facilities have been renovated and were re-opened in the spring of this year.
You may have noticed that repairs to the building’s brick surface have been underway for a year, or that the front entrance was closed for several months and re-opened recently. The repairs were necessary because the brick façade was deteriorating and cracks were appearing. All bricks, mortar and angle irons on the front and side surfaces have been checked and replaced if necessary.
The National Agricultural Library is the largest agricultural library in the world and a national treasure. In future articles library staff will describe the many services provided to the library’s customers at the library’s two facilities and via its Web site, www.nal.usda.gov.
You are most welcome to visit the library Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays, from 8:30-4:30. Tours and presentations about the library may be arranged through the Public Affairs office by calling 301 504 6778.