National Oceanographic Library
The Library is a dynamic service, and is continually adding resources and developing services to support the research and teaching at the National Oceanography Centre. The information on these pages will tell you more about the library, how it supports NOC research, its collections and the services available to the public.
Contacts and visits
National Oceanographic Library, Southampton
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 6116
Fax +44 (0)23 8059 6115
Visiting the Library
If you wish visit the library to use the collections you will need to telephone or email the library in advance to make an appointment. You will be sent a confirmation email containing essential information for visitors. Charges may apply. Visitors may not borrow any books or other materials from the library.
The collection, which is comprehensive from the mid 19th century, includes books, reports, monographs, journals, conference proceedings, atlases and charts covering the subject areas of oceanography, deep-sea research and earth sciences including, geology and geophysics.
The Oceanographic Libraries include information on estuarine, coastal and shelf sea circulation. Wind wave dynamics and sediment transport processes. Global sea level science and geodetic oceanography. Marine technology and operational oceanography.