Scientific and Technical Information Center (STIC) Library Public Access Information


The Scientific and Technical Information Center is open to the public.

Scientific and Technical Information Center

LocationRemsen Building, Lobby Level – Room 1D58
400 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia
AccessBy Appointment Only
HoursMonday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and federal holidays.
Telephone(571) 272-3547
(571) 272-3548
Facsimile(571) 273-0225
ServicesSTIC staff are available to assist users during open hours, by appointment only.

The collection consists of documents in electronic, print, and micro formats:

  • Foreign patents from 70+ countries and patent issuing authorities.
  • Resources in the biological and chemical fields.

U. S. Patents from UPWS:

  •  $0.25 per page, collected at the workstation via USPTO debit card
  • There is no fee to use the system

Foreign Patents:

  • Full text copies of foreign patents may be requested by telephone (571-272-3547) or fax (571-273-0025).
  • $25.00, payable by USPTO deposit account, money order, or major credit card


  •  $0.25 per page (print or microfilm), payable by USPTO debit card

Debit cards may be purchased at the cashier window near the Public Search Facility located in Madison East, Lobby level.