Obtaining Publications


Downloading NSB Documents to eReaders, Smart Phones and Tablets

Most NSB documents are in either HTML or PDF format. Most web enabled devices can view PDF and HTML documents. Just click on the link of the document you wish to view and it will appear on your device.

If you are unable to view the PDF document on your device, you will need to add a PDF viewer. There are many free PDF viewer apps available.

Paper or alternative copies

We offer several options for customers without Internet access who seek NSB information. NSB publications are available through the NSF.

NSB publications are available in print. To request one or more print publications, you may:

  • Fill out our web-based order form
  • Contact NSF Publications at (703) 292-PUBS (7827).
  • Send a letter with the publication number(s) clearly stated to: NSF Publications, National Science Foundation, Suite P-60, Arlington, VA 22230

The NSF Library houses select publications that customers may borrow via interlibrary loan.

For Other Information

Contact the NSF Information Center at info@nsf.gov or (703) 292-5111 for general inquiries about NSF. (TDD: (703) 292-5090 or (800) 281-8749; FIRS: (800) 877-8339).