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Mission

The mission of the National Hurricane Center Library is to acquire, manage and ensure the delivery of scientific and technical information in the field of atmospheric studies to its users. The library users include all NOAA divisions, government agencies, academia, industry and the general public.  
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Organization
The National Hurricane Center Library is a branch of NOAA Miami Regional Library which is located in the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory on Key Biscayne. The Regional Library is an official branch of the NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring, Maryland belonging to the NOAA Ocean Atmosphere Reserarch division.
There are 30 NOAA libraries across the country that make up the NOAA library network. The combined catalogues contain over one million volumes of technical inforamtion much of it produced by the NOAA agencies. Audio
Collection
The 868 SF library features moveable shelving accommodating approximately 9,700 cataloged items, roughly 8375 scientific journal issues and vertical files containing hurricane related items including newspaper clippings, reports, maps and photographs. The in-house collection also includes CD ROMS and microfilm formats. A major feature of the library is the online catalog which provides access to the combined collections of NOAA's 30 libraries. The e-collection of resources has about 275  e-journals and dozens of databases most offering full-text materials to current and archival data. Two popular resources, held electronically and in print, are the Monthly Weather Review -Atlantic Annual Hurricane Summaries and the Daily Synoptic Weather Map Series from 1871 to 2002.
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Facility
Located on the Florida International University Park campus, the NHC/TPC facility houses the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) and the Miami Weather Forecast Office (WFO). All are components of NOAA's National Weather Service. The building is designed to withstand severe weather conditions ensuring uninterupted forecast operations occurring before, during and after a storm.  
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  Contacts - NOAA Miami Regional Librarians are available to respond to reference questions Monday through Friday at one of our two
                          locations.  Librarian, Gloria Aversano, is present at the NHC branch library Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
                          or by appointment.

  Staff -          
   Gloria Aversano, NHC On-site-Librarian & AOML loctations - 305-229-4406  - Nhclibrary@noaa.gov
                          Linda Pikula, Regional Librarian, AOML location -                        305-361-4429  -  Linda.Pikula@noaa.gov
                          Ashley Jefferson, NOAA Regional Library -                                  305.361.4428  -  Ashley.Jefferson@noaa.gov 


National Hurricane Center Library
11691 S.W. 17th St.
Miami, Florida 33165
Nhclibrary@noaa.gov
305-229-4406 updated 7/8/16

 
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