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Return Mertz Library Books

There are many ways to return materials checked out from Mertz Library: 

  • In Person: Hand in your books at Mertz Library circulation desk


  • Mail: Books can be returned via mail. Please mail items to the address below:

New York Botanical Garden

Attention: LuEsther T. Mertz Library

2900 Southern Boulevard

Bronx, NY 10458


  • Book Return Bin (Right Image): Drop your books in the Mertz Library Book Return bin located in the Lobby of the Watson Education Building (NYBG's Garden Map below). If an item is fragile or damaged, it is advised to return the item in person.

** To preserve Mertz Library books, please keep the bin clear of liter and donated materials ( i.e. books, CDs, DVDs etc.) are not allowed.


**Interlibrary Loan books can also be returned, please return them with their paperwork.


Have a question about your book returns or library account? Contact Mertz Library:


View NYBG's Garden Map and locate the Watson Education Building, behind the Library Building (red arrow). 

watson building location: garden map



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Friday: 10am - 4pm 

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