The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine and earth science community. The National Oceanographic Library supports staff and students at the NOC, Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton, the University of Southampton as a whole and the Natural Environment Council research libraries. The library is also open by appointment to the public.
For further information about the services provided by the library and libraries at other campuses see this section of our main guide services and campuses
The National Oceanographic Library is open for Click & Collect only: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-14:00. You will receive an email confirmation when your requested books are available to collect from the Seminar Room on Level 4 of the National Oceanography Centre. Returns can be dropped off in the returns box outside the Seminar Room.
To reserve items through the Click & Collect service use the Place Hold option in our catalogue, WebCat, to reserve books. When you have received the notification email, you can collect your books within 7 days any time the libraries are open, using the self issue machines to add the books to your library account. Please note you can choose to collect your books from Hartley, the Health Service Library, the National Oceanographic Library or Winchester School of Art Library.