Contactless Pickup Now Available at the NIH Library

The NIH Library is pleased to offer Contactless Pickup for Print Materials and Interlibrary Loans. Note: Contactless pickup service is now available for print/physical materials only. Requested items that are available online will still be delivered electronically. Turnaround time may exceed 5 business days.


  1. Request print materials:
  2. Receive email notification when materials are ready for pickup
  3. Pick up materials at the NIH Library in Building 10


  • Pick up: NIH Library main entrance (lobby inside the Library), Building 10
  • Return: NIH Library book drop, Building 10 hallway between the south entrance and the NIH Library


  • Pick up: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00 am‒3:00 pm
  • Holidays: Pickup service will not be available the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Return: Book drop is available 24/7

And don't forget! Although the physical library is not open, the NIH Library is still here to help you—online—with your information and research needs. See our services, training, and resources overview for more information.

For questions about the contactless pickup service, contact (301) 496-1080 or

The NIH Library


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