National Science Library
The National Science Library (NSL) provides tools and services to access research from the National Research Council (NRC) and around the world. You can view or request publications in science, technology, engineering and health, as well as from an online repository of NRC-authored research.
The NSL is a member of the Federal Science Library (FSL), a partnership of seven federal science libraries that have joined together to establish a portal where you can search the print collections and repositories of all the libraries from a single place.
Search the Federal Science Library
Search the entire Federal Science Library or limit your search to the National Science Library collection.
Search unique National Research Council digital collections such as the NRC Archives Photographs and the NRC Gateway to Research Data.
The NRC Archives preserves NRC records of historical value. If you are interested in learning more about the history of scientific research at the NRC or about the history of science in Canada, the NRC Archives provides a comprehensive reference service. You may also search the NRC Archives using the library Catalogue.
Search this online repository of NRC-authored technical reports, conference publications, articles, corporate publications, and more.
The National Science Library is located on the National Research Council (NRC) campus at 1200 Montreal Road, Building M-55, Ottawa, Ontario.
Clients are welcome to bring and use their own devices to search the library Catalogue and other resources.
Access to the Library collection is provided by Infotrieve Canada Inc. (a Copyright Clearance Center Company), on behalf of NRC. Infotrieve Canada Inc. will retrieve items from the stacks from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, except on Canadian statutory holidays.
Onsite clients must register with CCC to have items supplied from the stacks or to borrow books. Book loans from the National Science Library are available to all Canadian clients.
Photocopiers and printers are not available for personal use, but CCC staff will make copies for a fee.
Guides and help
- In person
- National Science Library
1200 Montreal Road, Building M-55
Ottawa, ON, K1A OR6
1-877-672-2672 (Toll free)