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Hours, Use and Directions


Monday thru Friday, excluding Government holidays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Notices of other exceptions will be posted at the entrance.

Use of Library/Obtaining Material from the Library

If you are a NOAA employee, visit the library and register as a library patron. If you are a NOAA contractor, visiting scientist, Sea Grant fellow, etc., please fill out the Contractor Use of NOAA Central Library form (pdf), have your COTR or federal supervisor sign it, and bring to the library to be registered as a library patron.

If our library does not own a resource, and you are a registered patron, you may request it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.


NOAA Central Library
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please see our information about NOAA's Silver Spring campus (pdf) for transportation and parking options, or view a map of parking in downtown Silver Spring (leads to a non-federal web site).

Contact Information

Email   Library.Reference@noaa.gov
Reference/literature searches  301-713-2600   x157
Reference/literature searches (FAX)  301-713-4599
TDD   301-713-2779
Administration Office (FAX)  301-713-4598
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