Our collections provide access to historical and modern material for researchers in the biological and earth sciences.
The Library is reference-only and available to anyone who wishes to use the collections to assist in their research. Although primarily aimed at Museum scientists or postgraduate level researchers, there is a wide range of reference material to suit all levels.
Find out how to search the Library and Archives collections and request items.
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