ORD/NHEERL/Mid-Continent Ecology Division Library Services

The Mid-Continent Ecology Division Library was founded in 1967 to support research staff at the Division in predicting and assessing the effects of pollutants and other stressors on our nation's freshwater resources. The library contains 8,000 titles, 140 journal titles, 55 active journal subscriptions, an extensive reprint collection, EPA microfiche reports, and over 2,000 federal, state, and local documents. Major fields of interest include analytical chemistry, aquatic biology, aquatic toxicology, contaminated sediment research, effluent testing, freshwater ecology, global climate change (ecological effects), Great Lakes ecology, water pollution, and wetlands.

Contact Information

The Library is open to the public. We are located at:
6201 Congdon Blvd.
Duluth, MN  55804

We can be contacted at:
Phone: (218) 529-5085
Fax: (218) 529-5418
Email: MEDDuluthLibrary@epa.gov

Mailing Address:
USEPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division
6201 Congdon Blvd.
Duluth, MN  55804

Hours of Operation
The Library is open from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, excluding federal holidays.

Borrowing Policy and Interlibrary Loans

Library check-out privileges are available to EPA personnel, grantees, and contractors only. The general public is encouraged to obtain materials held in the library through programs set up by their local public, corporate, school, or university libraries. They may also come in and use the library facilities, but may not remove materials.

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 ELD 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 Librarian at (218) 529-5085 or bankson.john@epa.gov for alternate methods.