Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research


About The Library

The NIOMR library was created along side with the Institute establishment in 1975 to cater for the information needs of the Institute and its environment, through the acquisition/provision of relevant materials (Books, Journals, and Reports etc) to the users.  It also designs, publish and disseminate the result of the institutes’ research findings through the mechanism of the technical papers and reports.

Presently, the library serves as the information centre for ODINAFRICA Project (Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa) an initiative of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, with the support of the government of Flanders (Belgium) and also TEEAL ADORA

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00P M


NIOMR Annual Report

NIOMR Technical Paper

NIOMR Newsletter


To source, acquire and make available up-to-date Information materials to support the intellectual and research needs of the Institute, and users generally.


  • To build up relevant and adequate collections and provide services for the implementation of research activities undertaken by the Institute.
  • To provide and disseminate information on fishery and other relevant related subjects to its users.
  • To create an enabling digital environment for easy access to search and retrieve materials with ease.
  • To design and publish result of research findings emanating from the institute.


The Library collection has grown from 2,700 vols.  Since its inception, in 1975 to about 52.000 vols. presently, the collections are restricted to fisheries, oceanography and Marine related disciplines.  These includes :

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological sciences
  • Fish Technology
  • Fisheries sciences
  • Fishing Technology
  • Geology/Geophysical
  • Oceanography
  • Marine technology


The library user is restricted to NIOMR Staff.  However students, lecturers, stakeholders and public members working or interested in our area of research activities are allowed to use the library on request.


  • Charging/Discharging (Loans) – materials are allowed a loan were applicable but in a short term bases.
  • Inter-Library Loans: – materials are allowed on borrowed by other libraries on request.
  • Internet Services – Access to Internet is available to users through the provision of wireless connectivity.
  • Literature search – users are assisted to get their desired information needs through the provision of literature search.
  • Photocopying – Materials are allowed for photocopy were it is necessary.