The Research Library at Oak Ridge National Laboratory assists researchers and managers in finding the information they need to carry out nationally important research. Primary subject areas covered include chemistry, physics, materials science, biological and environmental sciences, computer science, mathematics, engineering, nuclear technology, and homeland security. New library resources are primarily electronic, but the library still houses valuable print and microform collections.
The library’s physical and digital collections encompass more than 400,000 books, nearly 50,000 journal subscriptions, and over 1,000,000 technical reports.
The Library is located on the main ORNL campus in Building 4500N off the central corridor.
The library is open 24 hours, seven days a week to badged personnel. Staff are available at the reference desk on business days, Monday through Friday, 9:00-3:00.
- Library catalog - We will lend to outside users through their local library's Interlibrary Loan Service. Our OCLC symbol is ORN.
- OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information)
- NTIS (National Technical Information Service)