Welcome to NOAA Central Library's guide to accessing library resources while teleworking. Most NOAA Library resources are IP authenticated and available via VPN.
We are proud to offer NOAA a wide array of agency-wide resources. While some journal subscriptions are based on geographic area, this guide focuses on assets that are available to all of NOAA.
If you currently do not have access to a NOAA-provided VPN service, email for assistance in accessing materials at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org In your email, please also note that you do not have VPN access.
The Library is also tracking resources that are being made freely available by publishers during this time. To view the updated list of resources, please see this Google Document.
Journal Finder and Database List
Wondering if you have access to your favorite journal? Our NOAA-Wide Journal Finder will let you know. (Silver Spring patrons: please consult the Silver Spring Journal Finder.) The listing for each journal lists the date range in our holdings and the database where you can find it. See also our comprehensive list of A-Z Databases.
Some of our databases allow access via login, so that articles may be viewed and downloaded when not on the NOAA network. For questions on account how to create a login, contact email@example.com
*Contact the library to request an account
Do you need a journal article or book chapter?
If you are NOAA staff or a contractor on the Silver Spring campus, the NOAA Central Library will handle your interlibrary loan (ILL) requests. If you are NOAA staff or contractor outside of Silver Spring, you can get ILL through your local NOAA library. If you aren't served by another NOAA library, the NOAA Central Library will do ILL for you.
We ask that your request include the most complete citation information you can find for the item wanted, plus your name, contact information, and NOAA line office. If you need the item by a certain date, please include that as well.
Upcoming & Recorded Webinars
The Library Seminars program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, research updates and news in support of NOAA's mission. In response to the COVID-19 virus, all seminars are held online. See the Library Seminars page for a full listing of upcoming and recorded presentations.
Access to online journals and databases is through IP addresses, so if you are using VPN you should be able to view and download all the articles you have access to as verified by the Journal Finder. If you are having any issues accessing our resources, we want to work with you to restore access. The best way to request assistance is to fill out the Report Access Issue form.
Questions & Comments
We love to hear from you. For any non-access issue questions and comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find and Use NOAA Research
The NOAA Institutional Repository is a digital library of scientific literature and research produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The repository contains NOAA publications, as defined in the NOAA Publications Policy, dating from NOAA’s formation in 1970 to present and NOAA-authored and -funded journal articles from 2015 forward.