The Library collection contains books, conference proceedings, periodicals, dissertations, technical memorandums, technical reports, and climatological data. Freshwater studies in the Great Lakes are emphasized.

Library Resources

Current Journals (print)
Online Journals
Additional Links
GLERL Annual Reports (1976-2014)
NOAA Central Library
NOAA News Releases
  NOAA Institutional Repository


Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


4840 S. State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719
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Visitor Access

The public may access the collection for research purposes and may make copies, but may not remove materials from the library except on interlibrary loan basis.

Ordering Publications

Many of GLERL's publications are available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. To read these PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge at the Adobe Web Site.

If you have difficulty accessing information on this site, particularly if using assistive technology including screen readers, eye tracking devices, or voice recognition software, please contact us. You can do this by emailing us at with the following information:

If you wish to obtain a publication that is not available for download, or have any questions regarding GLERL publications, please contact:

Nicole Rice
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
4840 S. State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719 USA
734-741-2055 (fax)