Our collections provide access to historical and modern material for researchers in the biological and earth sciences. 

Materials include:

  • international literature
  • manuscripts¬†
  • maps (topographical and geological)
  • photographs
  • artwork

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.

On the Origin of Species
Searching our collections

Find out how to search the Library and Archives collections and request items.

Library and Archives blog

  • A paper (r)evolution! 26 September Science Uncovered #SU2014

    The Library and Archives team (20+ of us!) will be keeping busy at this year’s Science Uncovered event. You can come and find us at various spots around the Museum on the evening of the 26th September.  Why not let us know if you have seen...
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:53:14