Welcome to RSIC

Established in 1962, the Redstone Scientific Information Center (RSIC) is the technical library serving Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space Flight Center.

Redstone Scientific Information Center's library catalog lets you search over 450,000 books, journals, and government technical reports, with emphasis in aeronautics, aerospace engineering, and rocketry. RSIC also has access to thousands of electronic journal articles and books through our online subscriptions.

Contact Us

Books/Journals Reference: 256-876-5195

Documents Reference: 256-876-5181

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Mailing address:

US Army Research, Development & Engineering Command
Redstone Scientific Information Center
Building 4484
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000

RSIC's Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday - Sunday: CLOSED
  • All Federal Holidays: CLOSED

For urgent or time sensitive requests on Fridays, send e-mail to: usarmy.redstone.rdecom.mbx.rsic-gov@mail.mil

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Access to RSIC resources requires registration. Please note that RSIC registration is open only to United States Government personnel and contractors located at Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space Flight Center, or located in the Huntsville, Alabama region. RSIC does not provide or assist with access to Redstone Arsenal.

Not sure where to start? Check out our Research start page.

If you need more assistance, please contact Reference Services.

New E-resources — SAE Mobilus

RSIC has added to our SAE Mobilus subscription (formerly SAE Digital Library). We now offer full text access to SAE Technical Papers from 1906-present. (Please note that our subscription only includes Technical Papers; we do not have access to SAE standards.)

New E-resources — Knovel

RSIC has added new collections to our Knovel subscription. We now offer access to the Polymer Matrix Composites Database and these electronic book collections: Manufacturing Engineering; Software Engineering; Composites; and Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. You can access these by logging into Knovel using the link below, then click on the Browse link at the top of the Knovel welcome page.

  • Search Knovel (RSIC registration required)

New E-resources — CRC ENVIROnetBASE

RSIC's CRC subscription now provides access to ENVIROnetBASE. This collection includes electronic books in the following subjects: Earth Science; Ecology; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Modeling and Systems Analysis; Geochemistry; GIS & Mapping; Remote Sensing.

Need help using RSIC's resources?

Training is available from one of RSIC's professional librarians. We can show you how to get the most out of your technical library's information resources. We can train individuals or groups, at RSIC or at your office, whatever best suits your needs. Call 842-1268 or email usarmy.redstone.rdecom.mbx.rsic-interlibrary-loan@mail.mil to set up a training appointment today!