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VA Library Network (VALNET)
The Veterans Affairs Library Network (VALNET) is the largest health care library network in the United States, providing library services and resources to Veteran inpatients and outpatients, their families, and caregivers; Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) staff and employees; and students and trainees in affiliated teaching programs. VALNET librarians provide knowledge-based information for clinical and management decision-making, research, and education to enhance the quality of care for Veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System.
The Library Network Office (LNO) supports VALNET library professionals and staff with centralized services, policies and procedures, staff development opportunities, and assistance with local library issues. Throughout the VA, LNO serves as an advocate for the importance of knowledge-based resources to the provision of quality healthcare. The LNO provides a core collection of nationally funded, authoritative information resources to all VA staff, available both on-site at a VA medical center, or from home.
If you have questions about VALNET, please contact the Library Network Office.
Please note: The LNO is not a library, and does not provide library services such as interlibrary loan. Please work with your local library if you need an item that may have been identified as being available at a VA Library.