LPL Library

Martian wind-blown deposits inside eroded craters

The LPL Library was established by Gerard P. Kuiper in 1962 as a reading room and ready-reference collection serving the LPL faculty, staff, and graduate students. The library's interdisciplinary collection supports research and teaching in planetary science, primarily at the graduate level. The library also has a large collection of topographic maps, chiefly of Arizona and the Southwest.

There is a small collection of books and journals located in Room 100 of the Sonett Building for the convenience of the faculty and staff in that building. Please contact the librarian for access to this reading room and also to the collection of topographic maps.

LPL Library is staffed for the Fall 2015 Semester:

Tuesday 9:45 am-5:45 pm

Thursday 12:00-4:00 pm

See the Guide to the Library for more information.

LPL Library Services 

LPL Catalog  The catalog provides access to the materials in the Kuiper Building, the reading room in the Sonett Building as well as selected items in the Space Imagery Center. 

Solar System words

    Additional Resources

Other Catalogs

University of Arizona Libraries Catalog

How to Use the University Catalog:
SUMMON Brief Guide (pdf file 67KB)
For more information on searching, saving, and emailing: SUMMON Getting Started Guide (pdf file 1,648KB)

Astronomical General
JPL Library, Archives, and Records Section Catalog
-- Beacon Information Commons
Library of Congress Catalog
Lunar and Planetary Institute Library Catalog Pima County Public Library Catalog
NASA HQ Library University of Arizona Other Libraries
NOAO Library Catalog  
US Naval Observatory Library Catalog
-- Urania: James Melville Gilliss Library

Contact: Betty Fridena
Last updated: 24 November 2015