Below is a small selection of items from our Rare Books and Special Collections. Included are materials from authors such as Hippocrates, Aristotle, Claudius Ptolemy, Euclid, Saint Albert Magnus, Sir Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Evangelista Torricelli, Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Guiseppe Toaldo, and Michael Faraday. Within the NOAA Central Library's Rare Book Collection, titles date from 1400 through the late 1800s. The library currently holds 2 incunabula and over 500 titles. Rare and special collection materials do not circulate, but patrons are able to view and use materials within the library. For a tour of our rare book and special collection room please contact the library reference staff.
Collection of 7 Aristotelian tracts (Weather Bureau Library, December 15, 1910)