Joan Staats Library at The Jackson Laboratory

Supporting The Jackson Laboratory's mission to discover precise genomic solutions for disease.

Our collections

The services and collections of the Joan Staats Library support The Jackson Laboratory's mission to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. 

Our specialized collection areas focus on genetics, inbred mice, animal health and husbandry, development, embryology, complex traits, immunology, cancer, molecular biology, neuroscience and computational biology.

Over 11,000 online journal titles and a book collection of more than 3,400 volumes comprise the collection. The library is located on the second floor of the C.C. Little Library and Conference Center.

The Jackson Laboratory Historical Archives Collection includes the C.C. Little Papers, 1929-1954; The Jackson Laboratory Staff Personal Papers, including the George Snell Papers; The Jackson Laboratory Publications; a Photograph Collection of over 5,000 prints and negatives; and numerous media and museum collections.

Contact information


The Joan Staats Library 
The Jackson Laboratory 
600 Main Street 
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1500

Phone: 207.288.6083 
General Email: 
Interlibrary Loan:


Jayson Felty



Out of an abundance of caution, to reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 coronavirus the library will be closed to the public.

Open 24-hours a day to staff, summer students, and official visitors of the Laboratory.

Interior photo of the Joan Staats Library