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Last update: October 2020

Order Publications for your Library

Education and Printed Materials from NNLM
Locate your regional medical library to see what materials you can order or print for free online to distribute at your health outreach events. Membership to your local NNLM Regional Medical Library may be required to order materials.

MedlinePlus Magazine
NIH MedlinePlus magazine (bulk subscriptions)
Libraries and organizations can order NIH MedlinePlus magazines in bulk to distribute to members of their community, at no cost quarterly. Single subsciptions are also available.

Download and Print

Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and The American Library Association (ALA) have partnered through the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign to create a free toolkit for Health Literacy Month, which is observed in October.

NNLM and ALA’s partnership will equip library professionals with customizable tools to raise awareness of how libraries support health literacy in their communities. The toolkit will provide key messages, program ideas and downloadable marketing materials, including bookmark templates and social media graphics, for libraries to use as they promote health literacy in October and throughout the year. The wide-ranging array of health literacy topics covered include nutrition, aging, and chronic illness.

Download the Toolkit today.
Because libraries are partners in a healthy community

National Health Observances

National Health Observances resources from the NNLM that include social media images, electronic bulletin slides, and printer friendly materials.

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