The history of the NCAR Library began in 1959 with the publishing of‚ "Preliminary Plans for a National Institute for Atmospheric Research." In this document, the need for a Library Facility was overviewed, pp. 62-64, and fully described in Supplement II, Library Supplement by Ole V. Groos. [https://opensky.ucar.edu/islandora/object/archives%3A3054]. The NCAR Library has evolved from the vision in this document to two locations to serve UCAR/NCAR/UCP scientists and staff in their research, education and scholarship needs.
The collection includes documents about the general history of the NCAR Library, annual reports, correspondence, memos, surveys, reports, space planning, administration, budget, computerized information system, publications,photographs and brochures.