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 9th October

Friday 11th October -  Monday 21st October

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November

Every Wednesday from 30th October

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Contact details

01752 426275