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Digital Collections

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The digital collections of the Mertz Library are extensive.  The links below allow users to navigate the library's collections made available through various portals.  Note that in many cases if there is a digital copy of a book available, our Catalog Department will provide a link in the catalog record.

Please contact the library with any questions.

Digital Collections

  • Mertz Digital
    View digitized materials about the Garden, including historical photos, "Journal of the New York Botanical Garden" and "Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden"
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  • JSTOR Global Plants
    Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.
  • Linnaeus Link
    Search the catalogue for Linnaean materials (including digital) held in libraries throughout the world. Linnaeus Link is a comprehensive international online Union Catalogue of Linnaean publications.
  • The C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium
    The C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium is the gateway to the digitized specimens of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium. Currently, 2.5 million specimen records and 1.5 million images are available. Every month, about 20,000 new records and images are added.

Contact Us

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Plant Information
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Please enter by the Mosholu Gate if using the Library on a Monday.  NYBG grounds are closed to the Public on Mondays, but the Library is open.  The Library is closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.  Library hours are subject to change during summer months.


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