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:

Tuesday 19th – Wednesday 20th November

Wednesday 27th November

Wednesday 11th December

Friday 13th December

Monday 16th December

Wednesday 18th December

Monday 23rd December – Friday 3rd January

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your cooperation

NB. Staff with fob access will still be able to use the library during Citadel Hill building open hours

Contact details

01752 426275