Classes & Education


Together, the Sheffield Botanical Library and Orchid Research Library collections include more than 11,400 books and 162 periodicals. The Library of Congress Classification Schedule is used in both libraries. The online catalog provides information by author, title and subject. The collections are non-circulating. For reference assistance, the librarian is available in person at the Garden, via telephone or email.

Sheffield Botanical Library

Located in Gardenhouse, the Sheffield Botanical Library collection serves Garden staff and the visiting public, and offers a nook of puppets and kids’ books for young Garden guests.

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Orchid Research Library

Located in the Southeastern Center for Conservation, the Orchid Research Library features an extensive collection of research materials pertaining to orchids and other plant collections available to outside researchers.

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