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Our members’ libraries offer you a wealth of information, through their collections and services, across North America and beyond.

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Arnold Arboretum Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Library, Atlanta, Georgia

Australian National Botanic Gardens Library,  Canberra, Australia

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Library, Birminghan, Alabama

Botanic Garden Meise, Library, Meise Belgium

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide & State Herbarium, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Botanical Research Institute of Texas / Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Library, Fort Worth, Texas

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Library, Brooklyn, New York

California Botanic Garden, Library & Archives, Claremont, California

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological  Restoration, C.H. Muller Library and Archives, University of California, Santa Barbara, California

Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago Botanic Garden, Lenhardt Library, Chicago, Illinois

Cleveland Botanical Garden, Eleanor Squire Library, Cleveland, Ohio

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Library, Geneva, Switzerland

Cornell University, Mann Library, Geneva, New York

Delaware State University, Claude E. Phillips Herbarium, Dover, Delaware

Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library, Denver, Colorado

Desert Botanical Garden, Schilling Library, Phoenix, Arizona

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, DC

Fairchild Tropical Garden Library & Archive, Miami, Florida

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Peter M. Wege Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Julia Appleton Cross Horticultural Reference Library, Morristown, New Jersey

Green Spring Gardens Library, Alexandria, Virginia

Harvard University Botany Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Herb Society of America, Library, Kirtland, Ohio

Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, The LoGerfo Library, Bridgehampton, New York

Holden Arboretum, Warren H. Corning Library, Kirtland, Ohio

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Libraries, Richmond, VA

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Lora M. Robins Library, Richmond, Virginia

Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Longwood Gardens Library & Archives, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arboretum  Library, Arcadia, California

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Research Library, Sarasota, Florida

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Michigan State University Libraries

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Andersen Horticultural Library

Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library, St. Louis, Missouri

Montréal Botanical Garden Library / Jardin botanique de Montréal, Bibliothèque, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library, Lisle, Illinois

National Agricultural Library, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland

National Tropical Botanical Garden Library, Lawai, Hawaii

Natural History Museum, Library & Archives, London, United Kingdom

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Botanical Library, Leiden, The Netherlands

New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library, Bronx, New York

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Sarah Fore Gaines Library, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Schumacher Library, Madison, Wisconsin

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Planting Fields Arboretum, Garden Library, Oyster Bay, New York

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library & Archives, Kew, Surrey, United Kingdom

Royal Botanic Gardens (Ontario), Library & Archives, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library, (London / Wisley / Rosemoor / Hyde Hall / Harlow Carr), UK

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, San Francisco, California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Library, Santa Barbara, California

Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Terence S. Tarr Botanical and Horticultural Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Harriet Jackson Phelps Horticultural Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Seed Savers Exchange, Robert Becker Memorial Library, Decorah, IA

Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC

Temple University Libraries, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Toronto Botanical Garden, Weston Family Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library, Boylston, Massachusetts

United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC

University of California, Berkeley, University and Jepson Herbaria, Library and Archives, Berkeley, California

University of Maryland, McKeldin Library, College Park, Maryland

University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Seattle, Washington

University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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