The Garden’s Library is globally recognized as one of the most comprehensive libraries of botanical literature in the world.
The Peter H. Raven Library is vital to the Garden’s mission "to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment, in order to preserve and enrich life." It serves as an invaluable and irreplaceable resource that supports the work of Garden scientists, students, and researchers from around the globe seeking to better understand, identify, classify, and conserve plants.
Those interested in visiting the Garden's Library are encouraged to make an appointment. Tours of the Library's collections and labs are also offered throughout the year.