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

The Library is open to MBA staff, students and external visitors.

Visitors, including MBA members are requested to prebook their visit - these will be subject to staff availabilty and the building work currently taking place at Citadel Hill

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Virtual Events

NMBL Virtual Tour available

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