The Navy Department Library

  Founded in 1800 by direction of President John Adams, the Navy Department Library is one of the oldest federal government libraries. Its 150,000 volumes are the nation's most highly concentrated and accessible collections of literature on the United States Navy.


Washington Navy Yard, first floor of Building 44.
Map of the Washington Navy Yard and Information on Visiting the NHHC


Monday through Friday: 0900 - 1600 (9 am - 4 pm).
Wednesday: CLOSED for reference assistance
Weekends and Federal holidays: CLOSED:

Phone: (202) 433-4132; Fax (202) 433-9553; DSN: 288-4132

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