The Library was opened on the 20th November 1979 and it is named after the Hungarian-American scientist Leo Szilard, who in part initiated the idea of EMBL. The library is located in the EMBL main building (1E). It comprises the printed material collection, the reading area, the public access iMACs, the printer room and the Librarians' office.

The following links provide information concerning the library's collection and services as well as some general library information: