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This directory provides detailed contact and other information about each of the NOAA Libraries. Click on the link in the map above to link to a library's home page --- or scroll through the more detailed information by state, below. The NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring serves any NOAA staff without a local library; contact us at for more information.



La Jolla

Library: La Jolla Laboratory Library
Address: NMFS/SW Fisheries Science Center 
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive 
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7038
Fax: 858-546-7003
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Debra A. Losey
OCLC Symbol: OAI
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About the library: The collection includes journals, books, microfiche, and newspapers on fish and fisheries. The library specializes in fish biology, fisheries, primarily  tuna and Pacific fisheries, marine mammals, marine biology and ecology, Antarctica, tuna-dolphin interactions, oceanography, and fishery management. The library provides reference service and interlibrary loans.

Santa Cruz

Library: SWFSC Santa Cruz Library
Address: National Marine Fisheries Service
SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division
110 McAllister Way 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: 831-420-3962
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Kit Johnston, Librarian
OCLC Symbol: OAT
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About the library: The collection focuses on the groundfish and salmonids of California's offshore and inland waters, covering fisheries, ecology, biology and habitat.



Library: Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories Library

Branch Library
NOAA David Skaggs Research Center, Room 2C407
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Phone (303) 497-6742
Fax (303) 497-3894

Main Library
NIST Building 1, Room 1200
325 Broadway MC51
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Phone (303) 497-3271
Fax (303) 497-3890


Main: M-F 9am-4pm

Branch: M-TH 9am-12pm, or by appointment

OCLC Symbol: CON
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About the library: The library supports research of the NOAA, NIST and NTIA Boulder Labs. The collection includes the following subject areas: atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics, materials science, telecommunications, computer science, plasma and space physics, and mathematics. The technical report collection contains complete holdings for reports generated at the Boulder Laboratories since 1954.



Library: NMFS/SE Fisheries Science Center Library
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149-1099
Telephone: 305-361-4229
Fax: 305-361-4499
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: LaGena Fantroy
OCLC Symbol: OAJ
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About the library: The collection includes books, journals, and reprints on marine fisheries, marine biology, endangered species, fisheries stock assessments, ecology, and cooperative gamefish and billfish tagging programs.

Panama City

Library: NMFS Panama City Laboratory Library
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road 
Panama City, FL 32408
Telephone: 850-234-6541 ext 227
Fax: 850-235-3559
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: LaGena Fantroy
OCLC Symbol: FD6
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About the library: The collection includes books, serials, reprints, a slide collection, and vertical files on fisheries. The library produces serials holdings list and a staff publications list, available online.



Library: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Library
Address: NOAA IRC
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Telephone: 808-725-5307
Hours: Library is open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday HST
Librarian is available from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday HST
Personnel: Kaitlen McPherson
OCLC Symbol: OAF
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About the library: The collection includes books, journals, maps, and reprints, and approximately 800 translations related to the following topics of the Pacific region: marine fisheries, marine ecology, oceanography, marine mammals, marine turtles, and ichthyology.


College Park

Library: Betty Petersen Memorial Library
Address: Room 1650, E / OC4 
5830 University Research Court 
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: 301-683-1307
Fax: 301-683-1308
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Personnel: Jan Thomas
OCLC Symbol: OLS
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About the library: The library contains a specialized meteorological and oceanographic collection of about 7,000 volumes. A small number of those volumes cover physics, mathematics, historical weather information, and computer support. In addition, the library has atlases, a collection of WMO publications, NOAA/NESDIS technical notes and technical reports, NWS/NCEP technical notes and reports, and weather or ocean related publications from other government organizations, from other countries, and from universities.


Library: Oxford Marine Library
Address: Cooperative Oxford Laboratory 
904 South Morris Street 
Oxford, MD 21654-1323
Telephone: 443-258-6080
Fax: 410-226-5925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Shawn McLaughlin, Karen Hayman
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About the library: The Cooperative Oxford Laboratory Library is a part of the National Ocean Service's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research Charleston Laboratory. It is a highly specialized library established to assist laboratory biologists in their research on diseases of marine fish and shellfish. The library is in a facility shared by the National Ocean Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Much of the library collection is made up of current subscriptions to approximately 45 scientific journals in the fields of pathobiology, fisheries, habitat, nature conservation, and ecology. The library maintains a collection of reprints, newsletters, technical and information bulletins, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings and a dissertation and thesis collection.. The serial and monographic collections total over 13,500 volumes, and there are over 25,000 reprints in the reprint collection.

Silver Spring

Library: NOAA Central Library
Address: 1315 East-West Highway 
2nd Floor, SSMC3 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Benjamin Hope, Library Director, and staff
OCLC Symbol: OLA
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About the library: The collection contains books, historical and current journals, hard-copy technical reports, reports on microfiche and microfilm, and audio cassettes. The library also provides access to digital media in both tangible (CDs, DVDs, etc.) and intangible formats (Internet accessible). Because it is a central library for NOAA, a multi-faceted agency, the collection is also multi-faceted and contains works on meteorology, climatology, oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine fisheries, remote sensing, and ecology. The public may use the library and make copies, but may not remove the material from the library except on interlibrary loan basis.


Ann Arbor

Library: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) Library
Address: 4840 S. State Rd.
Ann Arbor MI 48108-9719
Telephone: 734-741-2210
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Gabrielle Farina
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About the library: This library is digital only.



Library: Pascagoula Laboratory Library
Address: NMFS/SE Fisheries Science Center
P.O. Drawer 1207 
3209 Frederic Street 
Pascagoula, MS 39568-1207
Telephone: 228-549-1617
Fax: 228-769-9200
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: LaGena Fantroy
OCLC Symbol: OAM
Ariel No.:
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About the library: The library holds a specialized collection on National Seafood Safety, marine mammals, ichthyoplankton, fisheries, fishery gear (including TEDS and by-catch devices), as well as general marine biology and marine resources. The library is open to the public for reference only. The collection is non-circulating.

New Jersey


Library: NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Library
Address: Princeton University Forrestal Campus
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540-6649
Telephone: 609-452-6550
Fax: 609-987-5063
Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel:  Rochelle Larose
OCLC Symbol: OAY
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About the library: The collection includes works on oceanography, ocean-atmosphere interaction, computer science, applied mathematics, hydrology, physics, geophysics, fluid dynamics, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, cloud physics, monsoon and mesoscale meteorology, hurricane dynamics, climatology, climate change, numerical weather prediction, geochemistry, marine biology, and applied mechanics.

North Carolina


Library: National Centers for Environmental Information Library
Address: Federal Building 
151 Patton Avenue 
Asheville, NC 28801-5001
Telephone: 828-419-1278
Fax: 828-271-4876

Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM ET Monday through Friday
Personnel: Jacquelyn Crossman
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About the library: The NCEI Library does not have a physical collection, however, in the archive you can find books, journals, articles, CD-ROMs, maps, atlases, NCEI corporate historical materials, NCEI's publications, models, microforms, and videos related to climate data. 

For climate data, please contact NCEI Customer Services, 828-271-4800, or visit the NCEI web page.



Library: National Weather Center Library
Address: 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 4300
Norman, OK 73072-7303
Telephone: 405-325-1072
Fax: 405-325-1130
Email: (general library email)
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed.
(Open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during school breaks)
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About the library: The National Weather Center Library serves NOAA researchers and staff located in the National Weather Center, including the National Severe Storms Laboratory, Weather Forecast Office, Radar Operations Center, Storm Prediction Center and Warning Decision Training Branch. The Library also serves faculty, researchers, students and staff in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, and its partners including the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, Center for Spatial Analysis and Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. The collection includes books, monographs, journals, online resources, climatological data, technical memoranda, slides, videos and microforms.

South Carolina



Marine Resources Library supports NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Hollings Marine Laboratory

Mailing Address: c/o Marine Resources Library 
P.O. Box 12559 
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
Street Address: 217 Fort Johnson Road, Building 8 
Charleston, SC 29412
Telephone: 843-953-9370 (Geoffrey Timms, Librarian)
Fax: 843-953-9371
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Personnel: Geoffrey Timms
OCLC Symbol: OAS
Ariel No.: (Charleston)

About the library: Having evolved into one library from three separate materials collections, the Marine Resources Library (MRL) both serves and is supported financially by the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, and NOAA. The collection emphasizes marine biology, marine ecology, fisheries science, ichthyology, invertebrate zoology, toxicology, marine forensics, biotechnology, ecotoxicology, phycology, and biochemistry. NOAA NOS CCEHBR Charleston Laboratory/Hollings Marine Laboratory staff have 24/7 card access to the Marine Resources Library.

The Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) conducts interdisciplinary research to resolve issues related to coastal ecosystems health and environmental quality, including public health impacts. Some of the high-priority items addressed include harmful algal blooms and their consequences, characterization of marine mammal health, land use impacts on coastal ecology, forensics and genetic applications to support marine wildlife laws, diagnosis and mitigation of fish, oyster, and shrimp diseases. HML is a NOAA-owned facility operated by the National
Centers for Coastal Ocean Science as a fully collaborative enterprise, governed by the five partner organizations through a Joint Project Agreement. HML partners consist of the College of CharlestonMedical University of South CarolinaNational Institute of Standards and Technology, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Scientists from all partner institutions work side-by-side in the laboratory, taking advantage of each other's special expertise.



Library: NOAA Seattle Regional Library
Address: E/OC43, Building 3 
7600 Sand Point Way NE 
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: 206-526-6241
Fax: 206-526-4535
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Personnel: Brian Voss
OCLC Symbol: OAE
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About the library: The library supports research in the areas of meteorology, physical and chemical oceanography, geochemistry, atmospheric physics, ocean engineering, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Special collections in the library include the Rudolph Preisendorfer Memorial Collection, an 800-volume library of classic works in mathematics and statistics; holdings on Puget Sound; a complete collection of monographs from the National Science Foundation Israel Program for Scientific Translations; and nautical, hydrographic, and topographic charts and maps.


Library: National Marine Mammal Laboratory Library
Address: NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center 
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4 
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Telephone: 206-526-4013
Fax: 206-526-6615
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Personnel: Sonja Kromann
OCLC Symbol: M@M
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About the library: The library has a unique collection of marine mammal literature. The collection includes over 15,000 volumes of books, journals, and theses, as well as an extensive reprint file. Subject coverage includes biology, zoology, diseases, conservation, fisheries, ecosystem management, population dynamics, ecological modeling, statistics, whaling, sealing and international and domestic legislation and treaties that impact marine mammals. The NMML Library also contains archives of northern fur seal research, International Whaling Commission documents, and International North Pacific Fisheries Commission documents.