National Meteorological Library and Archive

Many people have an interest in the weather and the processes that cause it, which is why the National Meteorological Library and Archive is open to everyone.

Changes to our online catalogue

The Library and Archive will be introducing a new online catalogue early in 2010. This is to give customers advance notice to expect some changes. More details will be posted here soon.

Library and Archive Christmas closure

The National Meteorological Library and Archive will close at 13:00 on Thursday 24 December 2009 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2010. We would like to extend compliments of the season to all our customers.


Library information

Opening times, location and contact details for the library in Exeter.

Archive information

Opening times, location and contact details for the archive in Exeter.  

What we hold

Our collection is one of the most comprehensive on meteorology anywhere.

Online catalogue

You can search the library and archive collections via our online catalogue.

Using the Library and Archive

The library can offer a range of services to help you get the most from the information we hold.

Learn more about the weather

Fact sheets, subject guides and charts from key dates, giving an introduction to meteorology.