Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

For over a century, the MBLWHOI Library has been the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community. Today the Library is internationally recognized as defining current trends and practices in marine information sciences and informatics.  The Library continues to build one of the most unique print and electronic literature collections in the biological, biomedical, ecological, and oceanographic sciences.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) maintain a vital partnership in the day-to-day operation of the MBLWHOI Library.  In addition to serving MBL and WHOI scientists daily, the staff and resources of the MBLWHOI Library are utilized year round by the distinguished resident research and education programs of the Woods Hole Research Center, the Sea Education Association, NOAA Fisheries Service Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the United States Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, the Brown University Marine Program and the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. The Library also supports a unique summer population of visiting researchers and students from more than 200 institutions worldwide.

MBLWHOI is represented on the Boston Library Consortium Board by one of the Co-Directors of the MBLWHOI Library.

For the MBLWHOI Community

If you are a member of the MBLWHOI community and are interested in using the resources of other BLC member libraries, contact and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.    

If you are a librarian at MBLWHOI interested in learning more about the BLC and how to participate, please send an e-mail to

Using the MBLWHOI Library

If you are a student, faculty member or researcher affiliated with another Boston Library Consortium member library interested in accessing the MBLWHOI Library, please contact the reference or information desk at your local library and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.