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 Spring 2016 Semester:

Tuesday 7:30 am-3:30 pm

Thursday 12:00-4:00 pm

See the LPL Collection Guide (pdf file 397KB) and the LPL Circulation Procedures Guide (pdf file 349KB) 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
ASU Libraries Catalog
Lunar and Planetary Institute Library Catalog Library of Congress Catalog
NOAO Library Catalog Pima County Public Library Catalog
NSSDC Master Catalog University of Arizona Other Libraries
US Naval Observatory Library Catalog
-- Urania: James Melville Gilliss Library

Contact: Betty Fridena
Last updated: 4 February 2016