We are improving our website to help you find what you're looking for. During this transition some URLs may change. Learn more...

ORD/NHEERL/Atlantic Ecology Division Library Services

This is a specialized research library for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) in Narragansett, Rhode Island.  The Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) conducts research to enhance the understanding of the effects of human activity on land and waters of the Atlantic seaboard. Researchers collect and analyze data to provide tools for diagnosing and predicting the effects of this activity on aquatic resources and wildlife.

Contact Information

The library is open to the public. We are located at:
27 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882

We can be contacted at:
Phone: (401) 782-3025
Fax: (401) 782-3140
E-mail: aedlibrary@epa.gov

Mailing Address:
27 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882

Hours of Operation

The library is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding federal holidays.

Borrowing Policy and Interlibrary Loans

Borrowing privileges are generally limited to EPA staff, other libraries, and local businesses / organizations with established borrowing arrangements. To locate EPA library and repository materials, you can search the EPA National Library Catalog, EPA Libraries’ online catalog.  If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the library.

Information For Other Libraries: We freely share materials with other libraries via the OCLC Interlibrary Loan system. Our OCLC symbol is EHB and we are members of FEDL (Federal Libraries and Information Centers) and LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing). For libraries that do not have OCLC access, please contact the AED Library at (401) 782-3025 or aedlibrary@epa.gov for alternate methods.

History of the Library

The Library was established as part of the U.S. EPA in 1971, with the collection of the former National Marine Water Quality Laboratory, Federal Water Quality Administration, and Department of the Interior as its nucleus.