Research visitor facilities

The Palaeontology Department has a number of facilities available for research visitors to the fossil sponge collection.

Bench space and equipment

Bench space is provided next to the collection and in the Brachiopod Library.

The Brachiopod Library is equipped with:

  • a standard compound microscope
  • a separate camera stand with lighting

Visitors to the fossil sponge collection may use these facilities by prior arrangement with the Collections Manager.

Specialist library

The Hinde Library contains:

  • books
  • monographs
  • reprints

These may be consulted but not removed.