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Sharon E. Hunt
Librarian & Citation Analyst
sharon.hunt@noirlab.edu
520-318-8475
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Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Sharon Hunt

NSF's National Optical-Infrared
Astronomy Research Laboratory
Tucson Headquarters Library
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726
Hours: Open 24 hours/day


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About the Library Collections


The Tucson Headquarters Library part of the NOIRLab Library Services, supports the mission of NOIRLab by maintaining and circulating a physical collection of books and journals, including archival and historical materials. Please see Sharon if you're interested in accessing our physical archival collection.

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Call Numbers and Subjects

Materials in the Tucson Headquarters Library are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification scheme, which uses a combination of letters and numbers. Here are some guides to the LC classification system:

Main Floor of Library


Basement Floor of Library


  • Books and Journals in
      Education (L)
      Geography (G)
      History (E and F)
      Mathematics (QA)
      Optics (QC)
      Physics (QC)
      Psychology (BF)
      Science, general (Q)
      Statistics (HA)
      Technology and Engineering (T)
  • Historical Collection
    We have a collection of historical materials, which are kept in a restricted area of the library. Please see Sharon for access. Not all of our archival materials have catalog records yet, so see Sharon for assistance in locating materials.
  • Observatory Publications
    Publications from observatories throughout the world are classified in the QB4 section. Some of these publications are located in the astronomy section on the main floor; others are in a separate restricted area. See Sharon for access.
    Finding Aid - Observatory Publications

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