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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


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FPL Library - A National Forest Service Library

The Forest Products Laboratory Library is open to the public during the hours listed below.

Items must be used on site. Photocopy facilities are available.

Subject areas include solid wood products, pulp and paper, mycology, wood anatomy, wood engineering, biotechnology, adhesives, wood preservation, fire research, economics, biodeterioration of wood, paints and coatings, and recycling. Subjects change with changes in federal emphasis areas.

Interlibrary Loans
  • Interlibrary loans are available through normal library channels. The Forest Products Laboratory Library holdings are currently being entered into OCLC.
  • Fax: (608) 231-9311
  • E-mail:

FPL Library staff, clockwise from bottom left: Mary Funmaker, Julie Blankenburg, David Smith and Shelley Bishop

  • FPL Library catalog -- This catalog includes links to items that are available by subscription only as well as freely accessible items. "Access denied" messages or requests for a Username and Password will occur if the link is to a paid subscription. We do not provide these articles to non-Forest Service employees. However, please feel free to report any "404 - page not found" errors.
  • FS INFO (National Forest Service Library Catalog) --
  • TreeSearch - Full-text electronic documents from Forest Service Research --

Contact Us

Julie Blankenburg(608) 231-9491Reference
Margaret Durow(608) 231-9498Interlibrary loan

Library Hours

Day of WeekHours
Monday8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CT
Tuesday8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CT
Wednesday8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CT
Thursday8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CT
Friday8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CT
Saturday, Sunday and Federal HolidaysClosed