Classes & Education


Together, the Sheffield Botanical Library and Orchid Reference Library collections include more than 8,000 books and 125 journals. The Library of Congress Classification Schedule is used in both libraries. The digital catalog database provides information by author, title and subject. The collections are noncirculating. The librarian is happy to provide reference assistance 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 Reference Library

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

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