Skip to Main Content

Welcome to Library Services @ NMCP: Home

Quick Links

Try our new Discovery Tool!

This is an all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy. Search by topic and get results across databases, journals, and books.





Article retrieval, interlibrary loan, literature search assistance, serving on institutional and service-wide committees, help with mobile access and apps, fiction and nonfiction items from the Crews Library…

These are a sampling of the value-added services NMCP librarians and library technicians provide to command staff and patients.

Training and Help

Have a research project you are working on? Getting ready to publish? Want to learn how to use our resources? Need the inside scoop on apps and other special features? Library Services offers training one-on-one or for groups on searching, using library resources, EndNote, and more.

Support for Specialties

Library Services has compiled over 40 specialty portals with resource lists customized for individual specialties. These pages can be found through the Specialty Portals link on the left side (in the blue) of the homepage and throughout the Library Services’ pages.

Serving the First and Finest

Library Services is committed to serving the entire command. Please be mindful of deadlines, and plan accordingly when requesting articles and searches. Librarians have many responsibilities, both in and outside the library. We want to do the best job possible, and need your assistance in making sure things are completed in a mutually agreeable time.


OpenAthens Overview

OpenAthens is a single sign-on portal that allows access to all of the library resources. Authorized Navy Medicine health professionals may register for an OpenAthens account. In addition to access to the myAthens portal, your Athens login may be used to access subscribed content from e-journals, e-books, and databases.

Chrome or Edge users on a Navy networked-computer (it may ask to verify with your official email/CAC to access content):
Click here to register for a personal OpenAthens account    

All others (Firefox is the preferred browser):
Click here to register for a personal OpenAthens account


Helpful Links


webmail (new)

Office 365

NMCP intranet / esportal (CAC login)

NMeL libguides page


Working from home? Use LibKey Nomad as a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox for easier access to full text along with your OpenAthens account. (Don't have one? Register here.) It's easy to set up:

  1. Open Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Download LibKey Nomad browser extension for Chrome or Firefox and click to add.
    (Note: extensions are not allowed on work computers, this is for home use only.)
  3. Search for and select Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as your institution.
  4. When at PubMed or a journal's website, look for the extra button to click for access.
  5. See the User Guide [pdf] for more details.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



Full-service library hours are 
0730-1600 Monday-Friday

Access to the physical space is available to NMCP/NMRTC-P clinical staff using the swipe card system at any other time.



Contact Us

email  email Library Services

email  request articles

email request literature search

circulation: 757-953-5383
reference: 757-953-5384

Staffed Hours
Monday-Thursday 0730-1400
closed Federal holidays

After Hours Access
NMCP/NMRTC-P ​clinical staff may use the swipe card system at the main door to access the physical space at any time. Use your OpenAthens login for 24/7 digital access to online content.

​Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708
Building 1, 4th floor

Library Services @ Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)
620 John Paul Jones Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23708   |   Building 1, 4th floor     
full-service hours 0730-1400 Monday-Thursday   |   self-service hours 1400-1600 Monday-Thursday   
circulation desk: 757-953-5383   |   reference desk: 757-953-5384   |

Disclaimer: The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the U.S. Navy does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.