Charles S Morgan Library

About the Morgan Library

The NFPA library is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST). Although no appointment is necessary, it is advisable to pre-arrange a visit if traveling from out-of-state. Materials are not available for loan except through participating Interlibrary Loan networks.

Charles S. Morgan Technical Library
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
Telephone: +1 617 984-7445
Fax: +1 617 984-7060
E-mail: library@nfpa.org

Morgan Library One

The Charles S. Morgan Library supports the research and maintains the archives of the National Fire Protection Association. Located in the NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, the Morgan Technical Library represents one of the largest fire science libraries in the world.  The library was established in 1945, and was later named after Charles S. Morgan, a former President of NFPA.

The Library's collection reflects the interests and activities of members, NFPA committees and staff. Resource materials collected from national and international sources include more than 15,000 books and reports, 200 periodical titles, and educational media such as curricula, videos, games and brochures. The archives include NFPA documents dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

NFPA members and non-members can contact the library with research questions about NFPA codes, Proposal and Comments Reports, booklets, reports brochures, fire investigation reports, and journal articles. The library is open to the public Monday- Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and is closed on national holidays.

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