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The NIC Information Center can help

The NIC Information Center is a resource for those working in the field of corrections, and the assistance it provides (searching the library, locating resources, and providing referrals) is available at no cost. The NIC Library has over 18,000 corrections-related items.

The Information Center uses a Web-based help desk to track and respond to inquiries from NIC staff and the field. These inquires are reviewed regularly by Information Center staff and each question is assigned to the librarian or information specialist most capable of finding the best answer.

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If you are trying to contact a specific person, please select their division here and include their name in the body of the request message.
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Please provide your address when requesting Physical Materials


Almost all of our materials already exist in a digital format and can be downloaded for free at your convenience by going to that item's page and clicking the blue download button. There are only a few older materials which we are still in the process of converting from their paper or DVD formats.

You only need to check the box below and add your address if you are requesting physical materials be mailed to you.

Address for Physical Materials
If you are requesting physical materials be shipped to you as part of this request, please include address information here.