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 30th October

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November

Friday 15th November

Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th November

Wednesday 27th November

Wednesday 11th December

Monday 16th December

Wednesday 18th December

Monday 23rd December - Friday 3rd January

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Contact details

01752 426275