Tucson Headquarters Library - Services

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Tucson Headquarters Library

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The Tucson Headquarters Library Services offers many services to NOIRLab staff:

Research Assistance

  • Conduct research to fulfill staff informational requests
  • Locate and obtain books, journals,  journal articles, and other information sources
  • Provide current awareness service - notify staff of information in their areas of interest
  • Supply expert guidance in searching for information and using databases such as ADS

Physical Collection

  • Manage print collections of books and journals, many going back for decades
  • Purchase and circulate books and journals to support research endeavors

Meeting and Study Space

  • Provide community area for research and collaboration
  • Provide public computer, study tables, and printer
  • Provide areas for quiet study


  • Preserve, organize, and provide access to materials on institutional history

Publications Tracking

  • Maintain lists of publications by NOIRLab Scientific Staff and by researchers utilizing data from observations on NOIRLab telescopes and on non-NOIRLab telescopes to which the organization has granted community-access time
  • Offer assistance in compiling and editing bibliographic references and lists
  • Develop bibliometrics 

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Updated on June 22, 2023, 8:30 am