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.
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