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John Whelan Library


Search and browse the online catalogues of books and periodicals in all the locations of the John Whelan Library, and access our user services.

The John Whelan Library (JWL), established in 1985 and named after Cambridge's astronomer John Whelan (QJRAS, 23, 460), is the library of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING). It is particularly oriented to provide documentation services to the ING staff and visiting astronomers. For a quick start, please read the Library User Quick Guide. The JWL maintains liaison with some other libraries and consortia.

The JWL provides two locations, at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) and at sea level:

The JWL also provides a photographic Plate Library and a Old and Rare Book Library, and support for the astronomy documentation archives.
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
Apartado de correos, 321
E-38700 Santa Cruz de La Palma
Canary Islands; Spain
Current librarian:
Javier Méndez
Phone: +34 922 425 464
Fax: +34 922 425 442

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Last modified: 23 June 2020