Libraries & Online Collections


NCAR Library at the Mesa Lab


NCAR Library

The NCAR Library serves atmospheric and Earth system scientists at NCAR and throughout the broader UCAR community. The library provides access to its many print and digital resources through its website, including remote access for staff.

The NCAR Library is one library with two physical locations, each uniquely serving and supporting our diverse research efforts. The Mesa Lab location is open to the public, Monday through Friday. The Foothills Lab location is open to all staff (only).



Digital Library for Earth System Education

DLESE is a community-led effort to promote access to high-quality digital resources for teaching and learning about the Earth at all levels. DLESE is the geoscience member library of National Science Digital Library (NSDL).



National Science Digital Library

NSDL seeks to both deepen and extend science literacy through access to educational materials that reveal the nature of the physical universe, including the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


cloud photo from the Digital Image Library  

Photo & Multimedia Libraries

The Visuals & Multimedia Gateway provides online access to multimedia for presentations, classroom instruction, and outreach including photos, illustrations, animations, video, and other formats.



NCAR & UCAR Archives

The archives collects and preserves records that broadly document the history of our organization, from oral histories of eminent atmospheric scientists to plans and development of the Mesa Laboratory.