What are the operating hours of the Scientific Library?
The Scientific Library is open to Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) Staff and
the General Public during the following hours:
Friday: 8:30 a.m. -
Saturday and Sunday:
Closed For further information, contact the Scientific
Library at 301-846-1093.
Who can use the Scientific Library? The
Scientific Library is responsible for providing library services to Government
and Contract personnel at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick. In
addition, some services are offered to specific Military Organizations at
Ft. Detrick. The general public may use the Library for reading during core
business hours - Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am. until 5:00 pm. More information about access to the Scientific
Where is the Scientific Library located? The
Scientific Library is located in Building 549
(map)(PDF), next to the
NCI-Café and Conference Center.
Does the Scientific Library have an online tour?
Library Video Tour offers a general online introduction.
How do I get a Scientific Library account? Only
FNLCR personnel may check out books and other circulating
materials. To open a Scientific Library account, please bring your NIH
employee badge to the Circulation Desk.
What materials may I check out and for how long?
The Scientific Library circulates books and media from its collection, as well
as items in the Center for Health Information (CHI)
collection. Journals, Reference, Reserve, Microfilm and Microfiche
materials are for use in the Scientific Library only, and DO NOT circulate.
Books may be
checked out for 4 weeks. Books with several
requests may be checked out for 2 weeks. Audiovisual materials may be checked out for 7
materials are subject to recall by the Library at any time.
How many items can I check out at one time?
Within reason, there is no limit to the amount of materials borrowed at one
time. However, patrons who have outstanding overdue items can have their
borrowing privileges suspended until the items are returned or paid for.
Materials that are damaged or lost during circulation are the responsibility of
the borrower. The borrower will be charged the current replacement charge
for the item plus a $25.00 processing fee.
How do I request an item that is on the New Materials
Display? Newly acquired items to the Scientific Library's
circulating collection are housed on a New Materials Display located near the
Reference Collection. Each display item contains a sign-up sheet.
Patrons may sign their names on the sheets of the items they wish to
borrow. At the end of the display period, items are circulated in the
order patrons have signed up for the item. Books are kept on the New
Materials Display for 2 weeks. Media materials are kept on the New
Materials Display for one week. List of new
Can I request a photocopy of an article from a journal that
the Scientific Library receives? Article and book requests may be
submitted by current employees of the FNLCR ONLY. Article/Book
How can I request materials that the Scientific Library does
not own? Interlibrary Loan requests may be submitted by current
employees of the FNLCR ONLY. Requests are
usually filled within 7 to 10 business days. More
information about Interlibrary Loan Services
Does the Scientific Library have a photocopy
machine? The Scientific Library has several photocopy machines
that are available for copying materials from the Scientific Library.
These machines are available for free use to all FNLCR employees
ONLY. A debit card machine is available for visitors to
the Scientific Library, as well as for use by FNLCR employees when
copying non-Library related materials.
Can I make color copies? The Scientific Library
provides a color copier that is available for free use to all FNLCR
employees ONLY. A debit card machine is available
for visitors to the Scientific Library.
Can I use my laptop in the Scientific Library?
There are several areas available in the Library for laptop hookup. In
addition, wireless connections are also available. Please ask for
assistance at the Circulation Desk.
Does the Scientific Library have computers that contain word
processing software? Word processing software, and other office
programs, are available on all the public computers in the Scientific Library's
Computer Resources Area.
Can I check my e-mail account from the Scientific Library's
computers? Scientific Library users may use e-mail via web
browsers on all public computers. Due to FNLCR security concerns,
some functions may be restricted.
Does the Scientific Library offer a service to keep me
current on a particular topic? The Scientific Library can
customize an alert, or current awareness search, to meet your specific
needs. Please email the Biosciences Informationist, or
extension 1094. More information about the Current Awareness Service
Can the Scientific Library translate an article for
me? The Scientific Library sends out documents requiring
translations to a company that provides such services. The translators
require either an original document or a good copy. Costs will be charged
back to the requestor's center number. More
information about Translation Services
Does the Scientific Library have a training
room? The Technology Training Lab is used
for Scientific Library training. In addition, the Lab may be used for
free by other FNLCR groups who require a computer classroom setting.
Who do I contact about employment opportunities at the
Scientific Library? Information on all job openings is available at
the Scientific Library's Circulation Desk. In addition, all job openings
are posted on bulletin boards throughout the campus, and on the
Employment Opportunities webpage.
Who is responsible for the operation of the Scientific
Library? For questions and concerns relating to library staff,
services and policies, please email Deborah J. McCalpin, Library Director,
or call extension 1093. For questions and concerns relating to the
Library's funding and/or its relationship with other organizations at
FNLCR, please email Susan W.
Wilson, Project Manager, or call at extension 1093. General information about the Scientific Library's