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About the Library

Welcome to NAL

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) facilitates the creation of agricultural knowledge through the acquisition, curation, and dissemination of the information needed to solve agricultural challenges today and in the future.


Main Library

Monday - Friday

Open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Closed on Federal holidays


NAL's Special Collections

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM to Noon

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Closed on Federal holidays

Schedule an appointment

Email or

call: 301-504-5755 or 1-800-633-7701


The National Agricultural Library is one of five national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

The Library's convenient location is 15 miles northeast of Washington, DC, near the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Interstates 95 and 495 (Beltway Exit 25-North).

National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Avenue

Beltsville, MD 20705