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Cape Cod Sights

Marine Biological Laboratory–Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library

  • 7 Marine Biological Laboratory St. Map It
  • Woods Hole
  • Library/Archive

Updated 12/23/2013

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With more than 5,000 scientific journals in 40 languages, this is one of the world's best collections of biological, ecological, and oceanographic literature. The Rare Books Room contains photographs, monographs, and prints, as well as journal collections that date from 1665.

Unless you are a scientific researcher, the only way you can get in to see the library is by taking the hour-long tours. Led by retired scientists, the tours include an introductory slide show as well as stops at the library and the marine resources center. Reservations are required.

Sight Information


7 Marine Biological Laboratory St., off Water St., Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02540, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tours June–Aug., weekdays at 1 and 2

Updated 12/23/2013


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