The National Marine Biological Library (NMBL), based at the MBA in Plymouth UK, is one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world, holding thousands of scientific journal titles and books, historical literature, expedition reports, and a herbarium. MBA members can make full use of the collections and incredible facilities including electronic journal access in-house, the new Southward Reading Room, as well as quiet work space with some of the best views in Plymouth.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 - 17:00

The National Marine Biological Library will be closed to visitors on:

 Wednesday 25th September

Thursday 3rd October.

Wednesday 9th October

Friday 11th through to 18th October

Every Wednesday from 23rd October

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Contact details

01752 426275