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 - Thursday

9:00 - 17:00

Please note our new temporary opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 - 17.00

The Library will be closed over Easter between Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th April and between Wednesday 17th and Monday 22nd April inclusive.

Contact details

01752 426275