The NSC Library in 1918, when NSC was housed on LaSalle Street in Chicago.
In 1913, people asking to use the National Safety Council Library would have been directed to single drawer in a file cabinet. From this small assortment of papers, clippings and pamphlets, the NSC Library has grown into one of the most comprehensive safety collections in the world.
Throughout its history, the Library has helped users keep up with an ever-changing body of safety knowledge. Current documents focus on emerging safety issues, new regulations and the latest research, as well as practical how-to advice. Older documents offer
a historical perspective on safety, explaining how our understanding of the issues has developed.
Since 1915, the Library has had a staff of degreed librarians available to assist users with targeted searching based on their specific questions. The Library offers a number of services to help safety professionals stay up to date.