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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Library and Archives blog

  • Evolve is out and there is a double page Librarian spread!

        The latest edition of Evolve is out (Issue 22) and the Library and Archive collections (and staff) feature in many of the articles: Dorothea Bate rediscovered map Interview with our Special Collections Librarian, Pau...
    Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:53:47