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

Library and Archives blog

  • Hot off the press! New Evolve

       The latest edition of the Museum glossy magazine Evolve (issue 21 Autumn 2014) is now out! The Library and Archives collections features in a number of articles: Tring: The Walter Rothschild legacy by Graham Smith Get...
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:14:52