Alert: Coronavirus and NCAR Library Services

All NCAR Library and Archives facilities are closed and will remain closed until UCAR Colorado facilities re-open. 

NCAR Library and Archives staff are providing virtual services to support you, and most Library collections are available online. If you have questions, contact or

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. You may find regular updates about NCAR/UCAR's response to coronavirus and ways to protect yourself at

Remote Access to NCAR Library Collections

Until further notice: 

  • Interlibrary Loan is available to request electronic books and articles
  • NCAR Library has suspended all lending, borrowing, or mailing of materials from the Library collection
  • All NCAR Library books will be renewed automatically

Most Library materials (journal articles, e-books, etc.) are available online. Find materials using the search box on the NCAR Library home page, or use an external service such as Google Scholar or Web of Science to help you find articles.

We highly recommend that you install and use the NCAR Library Proxy Bookmarklet tool to provide authenticated access to subscription materials. If you run into any trouble accessing articles, please email


NCAR Archives 

The NCAR Archives is closed to in-person visits. Please email for any assistance.