About the SIO Library Collection

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the world’s premier oceanographic institution, has been a leader and innovator in oceanography and marine technology since its inception more than 100 years ago. Throughout the twentieth century and continuing today, Scripps has played a key role in defining the science of oceanography. Supporting its pathbreaking research on global climate change, earthquake science, and marine sciences, the Scripps Library Collection offers unparalleled resources in marine and earth sciences. Although the Scripps Library closed on June 29, 2012, the collection of more than 227,000 volumes and more than 700 print periodicals emphasizing oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, marine technology, geophysics, and climate science, with extensive resources in ecology, zoology, fisheries, and seismology, is being maintained and has been moved to the UC San Diego Geisel Library building.  Use the online catalog, Roger to find and request items in the former Scripps Library.

For more information on the collections, now residing in the Geisel Library building, see the Marine & Earth Sciences collection profile.

  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives & Special Collections which include official Scripps records, photography, personal papers, audio and film, are an important resource, documenting the history of oceanography and climate science as well as the history of Scripps itself.