All benefits are extended to staff members, graduate students, and long-term visiting researchers while they are affiliated with NYBG.
All visitors to the Herbarium have access to the Library's collection. Visitors who are staying for longer than three months can sign up for a Library card and check books out to an office on the NYBG grounds. Visitors staying for three months or longer can use materials in the Library, or request a NYBG staff sponsor to check books out under their name.
- Check out up to three books at a time for three weeks each, (with two renewals), from the Members’ Collection
- Apply for stacks access (Granted after the supervisor signs a completed Library card application, and the individual is given a stacks tour) (Individuals must have a dedicated office space to use this service.)
- Check books out of the General Collection, kept at all times on NYBG grounds. **Books must be stored in the individual's NYBG office space and are subject to recall at any time** (Individuals must have a dedicated office space to use this service.)
- View Rare Book Room, pre-1850s, and Archival materials in the Library with Library staff permission and supervision
- Request materials from other institutions through Interlibrary Loan
- Access all subscription database and e-services onsite while using Library and NYBG computer terminals, or Garden WiFi
- Access subscription databases and e-resources offsite after being issued a Library card
On-site Library services
- Use any of four public terminals in the Library
- Use the high-res scanner in the Library for free
- Make black and white copies in the Library for $.15 per page. Please ask in the Library about how to pay copying fees by NYBG account number.
- Use the Reading Room and WiFi for study, projects and meetings during the Library’s hours of operation
Instruction and research privileges
- Query Reference Librarians and Plant Information Specialists for help, either on-site, via email, or over the phone during the Library’s hours of operation
- Request one-on-one or group training for e-resources from the Reference Librarian