Desk hours: 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. M-F. Library is closed on the weekends and Federal holidays.
Four business days. Please call or email us if you need something very urgently.
We do not charge. See below, Borrowing Eligibility, for more information.
The NOAA Library Catalog includes the holdings of many NOAA libraries. The Central Library only loans materials from its own collection.
We only lend to reciprocating non-charging libraries, including:
All borrowing libraries are expected to follow the ALA Interlibrary Loan Code of the United States.
All loaned materials may be recalled if needed by our library patrons.
We will provide items that are 50 pages or less. We do not provide copies from CDs, DVDs, or microform items, but will lend the items.
The NOAA Central Library does not sell nor provide spare copies of NOAA publications.
To purchase or to obtain a permanent copy of a NOAA report: (1) contact the specific NOAA office or contracted group that published or sponsored the report,
(2) contact the author of the publication, or (3) order from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at 1-800-553-6847.
Please email us at Interlibrary.Loan@noaa.gov for information about NOAA publications.
Need more help -- please contact us: Interlibrary.Loan@noaa.gov