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DTM-Geophysical Laboratory   
Library and Archives   

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DTM-Geophysical Laboratory Library
5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20015

Shaun J. Hardy, Librarian
tel: (202) 478-7960
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About the Library

The Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism have a joint library that supports advanced research in the physical and earth sciences.  The collection includes books, print and online journals, maps, reports, and reference databases.  The library currently subscribes to more than 300 scientific journals and magazines and provides access to back volumes of many more.  Particular subject strengths include geophysics, geochemistry, seismology, petrology, mineralogy, materials  physics, crystallography, geobiology, planetary sciences, and astronomy/astrophysics.

The Library's special collections include holdings in the history of geomagnetism, volcanology, petrology, physical chemistry, and early 20th Century exploration and travel.

The Archives hold the administrative records of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (founded 1904) and Geophysical Laboratory (founded 1905); records of the research vessel Carnegie (1909-1929); and 30,000 photographs documenting DTM's World Magnetic Survey (1904-1946) and other field and laboratory studies of both departments.

The Library and Archives are open to qualified researchers by appointment. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.

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