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National Weather Center Library



The University of Oklahoma Libraries is in the process of incorporating the National Weather Center Library into a branch library under the libraries’ administration. As part of this transition, we would like to hear from you about your needs as a student, faculty member, or researcher to determine how the library might best support your efforts.

If you are willing, please fill out one of the following: 

Student Survey

Faculty & Researcher Survey



The National Weather Center Library

The National Weather Center (NWC) Library began operating in 2006, when the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Library was merged with OU's School of Meteorology library.  We support the research, education, outreach, and operations of all NWC entities, and offer research services to anyone in the general public with an interest in weather or geography.  The NWC Library collection contains over 7,000 materials covering subjects including:

  • Meteorology
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Climatology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Disaster Management
  • Computer Programming and Languages

Our library is also home to unique government documents, historical weather maps, and rare field sketchbooks of tornadoes from the 1800s.  As the library is a joint venture of the University of Oklahoma and NOAA, we facilitate access to both educational and federal resources.  The NWC Library hosts therapy dog visits weekly, and serves as an OU ADRC testing location within the National Weather Center.