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Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library Tour

About the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect Americans from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether the diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

About the Library

The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library serves as CDC’s hub for research, information exchange, and learning. The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library has served as the cornerstone of the agency since 1946, the earliest days of the agency.

The library provides a full range of information services and products in support of public health research, policy and action. Through the headquarters library in Atlanta and its four branches, the CDC Library serves CDC employees across the nation as well as those located internationally

Visiting CDC and Tour Information

Visitors to CDC will need to have a government-issued photo ID to enter the campus. Security is like going through the airport but it takes much less time! Budget about 15 minutes to get through security.

Parking space is limited but the visitor lot usually has spots available. There is overflow parking available across the street at Emory Point. Cars entering CDC’s campus will need to pass a security inspection. Parking at CDC free. For more information on security and parking, please check out the following website. The CDC is located at is 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027. Directions to campus can be found on the following website.

Martha Knuth, a librarian at CDC, will be meet you and your group at the CDC Visitor Center between 11:30 am-noon on April 28th then escort your group to the library. Between noon-1:00pm Martha will give you a guided tour of the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library and then have a meeting room reserved for you to enjoy your brown bag lunch.

After the tour of the library and lunch, participants are welcome to check out the CDC Museum, a fascinating collection that highlights the history of CDC and public health.   The current special exhibits are on the history of quarantine and the works of Jim Gathany, a CDC scientific photographer who makes even mosquitos, lice, and ticks look amazing!

To register contact Dr. Clara R. Williams, claraw528@gmail.com or 404-797-5730. Members- Free; Students & Retirees-Free; Nonmembers- $5.00

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