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District of Columbia

Resource Libraries

George Washington University Medical Center
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-2853
Fax: 202-223-3691

Georgetown University Medical Center
John Vinton Dahlgren Memorial Library
Box 571420
Washington, DC 20057-1420
Phone: 202-687-1783
Fax: 202-687-1703

Howard University
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
501 W Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20059-0001
Phone: 202-884-1723
Fax: 202-884-1733

General Information

Washington, DC is located in the eastern United States, bordering both Virginia and Maryland, and is the capitol city of the United States. The city has over 120 defined neighborhoods distributed among 8 wards, which are political areas used to elect members of the City Council. Together with portions of Virginia and Maryland, Washington is part of the large Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

At the 2010 Census, Washington, DC had a population of 601,723. Though smaller than Delaware, covering just 68.3 square miles, DC's population is larger than that of Wyoming, the country's least populous state. The population is fairly evenly distributed among the 8 DC wards.

Library Associations/ Consortia/ Local Groups

  • District of Columbia Area Health Science Libraries - A local organization in the metropolitan DC area offering membership to both institutions and individuals involved in the field of health sciences information.
  • District of Columbia Library Association - The DC chapter of the American Library Association.
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association - An organization of health sciences librarians and other information professionals serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Washington, DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association - A forum for information professionals in the Washington area to network, to learn, and to help one another develop their skills at putting knowledge to work.


District of Columbia Public Library

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