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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.

SEARCH the NAL collection, including content found in AGRICOLA, PubAg, and the NAL Digital Collections. The links below provide additional access to collection materials.

Digital Collections

Full-text digital materials, primarily USDA research and agricultural history publications. Additional full-text resources are available in NAL's Internet Archive collection.

Special Collections

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


These curated exhibits highlight the diversity of the library's collections through images and manuscripts.

Stories from the Collection

Showcasing digitized materials from the general collection and the role that the USDA played in the lives of farmers, the general public, and the larger world of American agriculture.


Agriculturally related books, journals, government documents, audiovisuals, and other materials, most held by the National Agricultural Library.

Government Documents

NAL is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents.