The Joint Program Library and John W. Farrington Reference Collection, located in the JP Student Center, contains a diverse selection of reference books, career titles, and general-interest volumes and is exclusively available for check-out by JP students.

To see our local collection, click here

Organization: The collection is divided into three categories; career, reference, and general. Books are shelved in the student center by category and then in alphabetical order by the author's (or editor's) last name. Although each book has an MBLWHOI Library bar code, there are no call numbers. 

MBLWHOI Library: The inventory here should mirror what's listed in the MBLWHOI catalog. To search the Farrington collection via this catalog, use the "Advanced Search" option on the search page and select "WHOI Farrington Library" from the "Location" drop-down menu.

Borrowing Rules: A check-out/return log is provided in the JP Student Center. When checking out a book, please fill out all fields in the log. Students can borrow books for up to one month; if you need to check out a book for a longer term, please contact the Farrington student librarian, currently Becca Chmiel, at

When returning, please re-shelve the book in the appropriate section by author's last name, and then enter the date you returned your selection in the log. 

Etiquette: Feel free to browse the collection while in the Student Center. However, if you pull a book to read or examine it, please put it back in the right place! Don't just leave the book out on the table. The Farrington Collection belongs to the JP student body; help keep your library in good condition. 

The library development policy may be found here

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