The Library and Archives of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium: preserving, protecting, and promoting marine research for over 35 years.

The mission of the  Arthur Vining Davis Library & Archives at Mote Marine Laboratory is to provide access to scholarly materials that support world-class research and increase the understanding of marine and environmental science.

Materials in the library collection support the research conducted by Mote scientists and staff and are of a scientific/technical nature.            

Due to limited staff, the library is open to the general public during regular laboratory hours by appointment only.  

Questions or appointment requests may be emailed to the librarian at

Search for Library Materials

  • Library Catalog: Search the library holdings for books, reports, online journals, reprints, and more.
  • DSpace: Full-text, open access e-repository of technical reports, articles, and historical publications.  (currently in update; thank you for your patience.)
  • WorldCat: Connects you to the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

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