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 contact:


Online resources

NERC’s open access repository NORA holds research publications and research outcomes of NERC staff in its four wholly owned research centres – the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the British Geological Survey (BGS), the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

NERC’s library service integrates the resources of BAS, BGS and CEH, which are searchable through the WorldCat portal.

Print collections

The print collections are housed in libraries at NERC’s research centres and their sites, see links below for resources and opening hours:

Please contact the centres directly if you would like to visit.

Additional resources from NERC delivery partners’ libraries and archives include:

Last updated: 29 July 2022

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