Welcome to the joint library of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and Moss Landing Marine Labs (MLML). The MBARI/MLML Library’s collections and services provide support for the staff and students of both institutions.
The MBARI Library was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit library and, in 1999, merged with the MLML Library. This private-public partnership provides opportunities for collaboration and information synergy in the study of marine science and engineering.
The Library also supports a private Engineering Reference Center at the MBARI campus with collections in scientific instrumentation and mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
Public access is available by appointment only at the MLML campus. Combined holdings are concentrated in fisheries, marine birds and mammals, invertebrate zoology, oceanography, ecology, molecular biology, biogeochemistry, toxicology, marine geology, marine chemistry, and deep-sea biology.
The combined collection includes 15,000 monographs, 120 print journals, and 200 electronic journals. We are a member of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Library and Information Centers.