The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives makes research materials available to members of the Woods Hole scientific institutions on equal terms of access in accordance with the Society of American Archivists and American Library Association Joint Statement on Access: Guidelines for Access to Original and Research Materials. Equal access does not mean that all materials are open to research use. See the Access Policy for more information.

To request access to materials in the DLA , please fill out a Research Request form, and send a written request to the Archivist specifying your research interests and goals. Include possible dates for visit. We will respond in writing with an outline of costs.

When visiting the Data Library and Archives, researchers may be asked to present some form of photo identification, and are expected to follow the rules, regulations and policies of the Data Library and Archives.