NERC libraries and archives

The comprehensive collections in NERC's libraries and archives reflect the breadth and depth of our activity in the environmental sciences. The collections include personal and business archives, special collections, unique periodicals, reports, historical and contemporary maps and images.


If you have any questions about our library and archives please email .

Online resources

NERC's Open Access Repository, NORA - external link, holds research publications and research outcomes of NERC staff in its four wholly owned research centres, BAS, BGS, CEH and NOC.

NERC's library service integrates the resources of the British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, which are searchable through the WorldCat - external link portal.

Print collections

The print collections are housed in libraries at NERC's research centres and their sites. Details of the resources and opening hours are given via the links below. Please contact the centres directly if you would like to visit:

British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

British Geological Survey (BGS)

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

National Oceanography Centre (NOC)

Some of our delivery partners' libraries and archives:

Marine Biological Association UK (MBA) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)