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About the National Library of Education

The National Library of Education was created in 1994, however the library collection began around 1872. The library serves as the federal government's primary education information resource to the public, education community, and other government agencies.

The Library's collection focuses on education, but also includes fields such as law, public policy, economics, urban affairs, sociology, history, philosophy, and information science. The Library also serves as a depository under the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office, making available documents produced by various other federal government agencies.

The Library offers information, statistical, and referral services to the Department of Education and other government agencies and institutions, and to the public.

Online Library Resources

Library Catalog

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

U.S. Department of Education,
National Library of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Open by appointment only.

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except federal holidays.

Contact Information:
Reference: 202-205-5015
Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339

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