About the NRAO Library

The NRAO Library is located in the Charlottesville, Virginia Headquarters and provides collections, reference materials, bibliographic statistics, and more to the NRAO Community and beyond.


The Library maintains physical collections of journals, books, internal documents, and exchanges from observatories and institutions around the globe. We also provide a collection of electronic journals and eBooks as well as videos from NRAO meetings and events. We provide Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services for our patrons and to support other agencies.

Our electronic resources are available to all employees through direct, IP-based access. Use Remote Desktop when away from NRAO. Any physical items from the collection you may need to use can be sent to you by inter-office mail.


Under the Resources tab you will find search facilities and tables of contents for internal memos and reports, our bibliographic database, NRAOPapers, and NRAOTheses. Statistics derived from NRAOPapers are linked here, too.

Contact Us

Any resource we do not own or have access rights to we will obtain for and deliver to you, generally within 48 business hours, via the most cost effective means available. Please contact the Library Staff to let us know how we may assist you.

Modified on Thursday, 18-Apr-2019 12:08:49 EDT by Library Staff