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About the Library

photo of the reading room in the CSHL LibraryThe Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library is home to a specialized collection of books, journals, and online materials with an emphasis on bioinformatics, cancer research, genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, and plant genetics. Our mission is to provide our scientists, staff and graduate students, and meeting and course participants, with scientific information and access to a state-of-the-art scientific library.

The goals of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library include providing the following:

  • Scientific information, both current and retrospective
  • Access to computerized information sources
  • Timely information for departments and support staff
  • Current materials of general interest for staff and their families