Navy Medicine electronic Library (NMeL)

Navy Medical electronic Library provides access to a core collection of online journals, books and databases through the Open Athens portal to all Navy health care professionals in support of patient care, graduate medical education and research. These resources are enhanced with professional medical library services through the collaboration of the NMeL Program Manager with the Navy medical librarians serving in the physical navy medical libraries worldwide.

Open Athens

Open Athens is a single sign-on portal that allows remote access to library resources from any computer or mobile device and direct access to many e-journals, e-books and databases through agreements between Athens and individual providers/publishers. Authorized Navy Medicine health professionals may register for an Athens account.

Open Athens for NMCP

NMCP staff may self-register for Athens to gain access to Library Services resources from remote sites or mobile devices. To register for a personal Athens account (MyAthens), go to https://register.athensams.net/nav/ from a work computer. Register using your @mail.mil email address. Be sure that you activate your account by following the directions given in the confirmation e-mail message that you receive from Athens.

Open Athens for Navy Medicine

Navy Medicine health professionals who not stationed at NMCP may self-register https://register.athensams.net/nav/ for Open Athens from a Navy computer or contact the NMeL Program Office at usn.jbsa.navmedissasattx.mbx.navy-nmel@mail.mil. The registration process requires the following information:

Full Name:
Mailing Address:
Medical Specialty:

Using Open Athens

Navy Medicine health professionals who have completed the Athens registration process may access Athens at MyAthens. Login at https://auth.athensams.net/my from any computer offsite or mobile device using your user Athens name and password.

Forgot your Open Athens username or password?

Athens Username:

If you forget your Open Athens username, send a message to Library Services, NMCP usn.hampton-roads.navhospporsva.list.nmcp-library@mail.mil or usn.jbsa.navmedissasattx.mbx.navy-nmel@mail.mil.

Athens Password

If you forget your Open Athens password, go to https://auth.athensams.net/my and click on the Problems signing in? link. Follow the prompts to reset your password.


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