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Visitor Guidelines

Library circulation desk

On-campus visitors and guests

Research Library collections and services are available to all on-campus visitors and guests of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Library staff provides assistance from the Main Library reference desk in Building 4500N each work day from 8:00 to 4:30 and responds to email questions. Computers that do not require a log- in are available for guests to access library resources.

Employees of Y-12, DOE-ORO and subcontractors 

Y-12 employees and on-campus DOE employees can access electronic library resources from the Research Library's internal Web site. The library welcomes employees of Y-12, DOE-ORO, and UT-Battelle subcontractors to use the library for purposes related to official business. DOE-badged visitors from Y-12, DOE or subcontractors may need to go to the Visitor's Center to get an access card for Building 4500N.

The general public

The Library Catalog is available to the general public. Any one may contact the library for assistance with finding ORNL documents or with other questions.
Phone: (865) 574-6744

ORNL retirees 

Laboratory retirees must be sponsored and cleared by another Laboratory organization in connection with official business to use the Research Library. Library staff is not authorized to request badges for retirees.

Faculty and students

Through reciprocal agreements, the students and faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Pellissippi State Community College, and Roane State Community College who are U.S. citizens can arrange to visit the Research Library. Faculty and students should first contact their own library to determine if their library can assist them with their information need.