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The Scripps Research Institute Libraries

The Scripps Research Institute Libraries serve the information needs of employees of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic through the Kresge Library located in La Jolla, CA and the Elizabeth M. Fago Library located in Jupiter, FL.  Although the Libraries are private libraries, access to the joint collection is provided through interlibrary loan networks accessible at most university, medical, public and special libraries.

The present collection has its roots in the Medical Library established with the founding of Scripps Metabolic Clinic in 1924. The institutional name was changed to Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in 1956, and the library in La Jolla, CA was renamed the Kresge Library in honor of a gift from the Kresge Foundation presented in 1974. In 2009, a second library opened at the Scripps Florida campus in Jupiter and was named the Elizabeth M. Fago Library in honor of her philanthropic gift.  The Libraries collect materials in the fields of clinical medicine, molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology and neurobiology. The book collection numbers about 5000, with about 1000 eBooks, and the Libraries subscribe to approximately 4700 journal titles. A non-circulating Graduate Reserve collection is available for use by TSRI graduate students. The Libraries are fully automated using the Worldshare Management Services from OCLC. Bibliographic retrieval is available from databases accessible on TSRI's intranet. Databases include Medline, Agricola, Reaxys, SciFinder Scholar and Web of Science. The Libraries’ web sites provide intranet access to electronic information including specialized sites for information on grants, patents, the NIH Public Access Policy, citation management software, careers and the job hunt, as well as training guides and tutorials.

The Libraries have a combined staff of six full-time and one quarter-time employees, including three full-time librarians.

Kresge Library Staffed Hours  

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
After hours and weekend access via TSRI ID card

Elizabeth M. Fago Library Staffed Hours

10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday
After hours and weekend access via TSRI ID card


The Scripps Research Institute Libraries
10550 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla CA 92037 USA
phone: (858) 784-8705
fax: (858) 784-2035