Information Services is housed within the Library and comprises a Library component and a Registry component.

Information Services provides services primarily to AIMS Staff (via the AIMS Intranet) but also to the Public and other Libraries.

The Library supports the scientific programs within the Institute and contains information resources that cover marine sciences, including biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, physical oceanography and biotechnology. Our Library holds approximately 12,000 books, 3,500 journal titles (print and online), maps, charts, aerial photographs, CD-ROMs, audio-visual materials and remote access online databases

The online library catalogue provides the search tool to find library resources here at AIMS.

The Institutional Research Repository provides a search tool to identify scientific research published by staff from the Institute.

The Library is associated with IAMSLIC (International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries) and has reciprocal arrangements with a variety of other similar organisations. If your Library is interested in participating in special lending arrangements, please contact us.

Registry is responsible for Record Keeping, correspondence and the safekeeping of seals and contracts. Registry is the official archive office of the Institute and as such adheres to the Archives Act 1983.

By Appointment only public opening hours are 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday

Members of the public are most welcome to visit, browse the collections and photocopy material (please note that there is a cost for this). Material from the collections can be borrowed using the Inter-Library loan facility provided by your Public, University or Organisational library. Please note that no personal loans will be granted to the public.


Postal Address


Information Services
PMB No.3 Townsville MC.  
Queensland, 4810

Lisa Capps (Librarian)
Telephone: +61 747 534 486

Coral Graham (Registry Officer)
Telephone: +61 747 534 281

Inter-Library Loans
Telephone: +61 747 534 231
Fax: +61 747 725 852