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Eckart Building

Eckart Building

About named building

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library is housed in the three-story Eckart Building, named for Carl Henry Eckart (1902-1973), director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1948-1950. The library is considered the finest oceanographic library in the world. It houses an enormous collection of marine-related literature and reference materials, and is the home of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, which include the papers of many distinguished oceanographers, as well as historical photos and documents pertaining to Scripps' history.


Naming Type: Honorary
Building Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Date Constructed: January 1, 1976
Predominant Use: Library/Study
Floors or Levels: 3 Floors
Other Names:

SIO Library
Carl H. Eckart Building
Library - SIO


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