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. 

Regular hours for the librarian are M-F, 3-5 pm. Available at other times upon request.

For information and access, contact 520-621-2870, PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOmZ1bmViYXJ1aGFnQHJ6bnZ5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoIj5mdW5lYmFydWhhZ0Byem52eS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaDwvbj4=.

LPL Library Services 

LPL Library Catalog

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

LPL Library Guide to the Library Collections (PDF, 399KB)

LPL Library Circulation Policies & Procedures (PDF, 349KB)

Space Imagery Center



Astrophysics Data System (ADS) 

Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Refereed Publications with LPL-Affiliated Authors

Archival Resources

Pioneers of Planetary Science, Special Collections, University of Arizona

History of Science, Special Collections, University of Arizona

Information Resources

AAS Directory

International Astronomy Meetings

National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Library

Unified Astronomy Thesaurus

External Library Catalogs 

Solar System words