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National Marine Biological Library

Public Access:

Use of the Library requires membership of the Marine Biological Association.

The Library is available for reference only.

Contact Details:

Address: Citadel Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PB

Phone: 01752 633266

E–mail: nmbl@mba.ac.uk

Website: www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl

Opening hours:

DayOpening hours
Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

Services and Facilities:

  • Online journal/serials catalogue: www.mba.ac.uk/isis/serlis/index.html
  • Some 4,600 journal/serial titles of which 692 are current
  • 14,200 books
  • 147 expedition report series
  • 1,200 conference proceedings
  • Reading room
  • Photocopying (a photocopy card costs 4, for 60 copies)
  • Wireless internet zone

Special Collections:

  • Bidder Library (39 volumes of reprints)
  • Browne Library (264 volumes of monographs and reprints)
  • Harmer Library (44 volumes of reprints)
  • Lankester Pamphlets (43 volumes of reprints)
  • Lebour Library (430 volumes of monographs and reprints)
  • Young Library (128 volumes of monographs and reprints)
  • Marine Biological Association Archives (Online Catalogue)