The USAID Library is now open in its newly renovated location on the Mezzanine level of the Ronald Reagan Building (#M.07-LIB) in Washington, DC. The USAID Library is open to USAID staff Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

The USAID Library is a key resource for accessing USAID development information. It provides USAID staff with access to books, DVDs, travel guides, and other materials geared toward supporting the technical and business programs of the Agency. Many of the Library’s products and services are also available remotely, including digital access to over 12,000 e-books and 20,000 full-text e-journals as well as databases that support agriculture, public health, social sciences, and other scientific disciplines. All of these can be accessed directly from USAID desktops or by using a token (no password required) no matter the location. 

Librarians and curation experts work in the physical USAID Library in Washington, D.C. and with digital repositories. The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) houses technical and project materials while the Development Data Library (DDL) preserves USAID-funded data. Both repositories play a pivotal role in preserving USAID data and information for years to come.

To get a full list of services and resources available through the USAID Library, search by subject. Each guide provides information on the service, as well as links to resources to help meet your informational needs.

The USAID Library is operated by USAID Data Services in M/CIO.


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