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The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Plant Sciences

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The Herbarium Library is located in a room adjacent to the University Herbarium. They are both housed in a new facility in the Sainsbury Laboratory, in the Botanic Garden.

The Herbarium Library contains the material of primary interest to those using the Herbarium, ie:

  • Floras
  • Works on taxonomy and systematics, including nineteenth-century works
  • Monographs
  • Simpson Collection of UK floras
  • Some serials related to taxonomy

The Herbarium Library is currently not available. Please contact if you have any questions.