LANL Research Library: delivering essential knowledge services for national security sciences since 1947

About the Research Library

The Basics

We deliver agile, responsive knowledge services, connecting people with information, technology and resources.

Essential knowledge services for national security sciences.

The Research Library provides extensive collections of books, journals, databases, patents and technical reports and offers literature searching, training and outreach services. The library's R&D component pursues cutting-edge work in areas such as open archives, recommendation systems and visualization, emergency response information systems, and discovery systems.

Focus Areas


External Research Information
Providing access and discovery to scientific and technical publications and data

Institutional Scientific Content
Collect, curate, preserve, and provide access to institutional scientific content.

Competitive Intelligence
Providing individual and institutional metrics and reports on impact and capabilities.

Enhancing Research Communications
Helping to shape and influence the future of scientific communication and knowledge management.

Collaboration and Service
Collaborating with customers on scientific discovery, management of scientific content, and knowledge management.

Business and Operations
Supporting the Library budget and computing infrastructure, and licensing all digital scholarly information resources provided by the Library.

Public Access

access hours Public Access Hours

The Research Library is pleased to offer public hours 7:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30-4pm Friday (excluding LANL holidays/closures).


Public Access Available Resources (from WITHIN Library)

In-person visitors can access the Library’s print collection of books and journals (as listed in the Library Catalog). Also, our 12 public computer terminals provide access to:
  • Electronic Databases
  • Electronic Books (some limitations)
  • Electronic Journals


Public Access Available Resources (from OUTSIDE Library)

Subject Pages list core resources by subject, and may contain other publicly available resources.


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