The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1) providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; and 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.


The NN/LM goals for the Network focus on improving the public's access to health information and developing national programs and collaborations to achieve these goals. The goals are:

  • To develop collaborations among network members and other organizations to improve access to and sharing of biomedical information resources throughout the nation;
  • To promote awareness of, access to, and use of biomedical information resources for health professionals and the public, with a particular emphasis on contributing to the Healthy People 2020;
  • To develop, promote, and improve electronic access to health information by network members, health professionals, and organizations providing health information to the public.

Regional Medical Library

The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library is the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region. The Pacific Southwest Region includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. To carry out the NN/LM mission and goals, the RML has developed specific regional objectives for the 2011-2016 contract. Quarterly and annual reports are published on the web to provide information on our progress.

For more information on our programs and services, see About PSR.

If you have general questions regarding NN/LM PSR programs or services, please contact Alan Carr, Associate Director at acarr@library.ucla.edu or at (310)825-5342.