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The Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is Australia's most comprehensive botanical library. Its collections include printed material, original artwork, letters and manuscripts, photographs, maps and realia.

The Library is specialised for the fields of plant taxonomy and systematics; horticulture, gardening and landscape design; the exploration of Australia; botanical illustration; the history of botany and horticulture in Australia; and the history of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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Access the Library
The Library is open to the public by appointment only.
Library hours are 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Commercial inquiries
Requests for access to our art and archives for commercial purposes are possible. However, inquirers must allow for significant lead-in times for such access to be scheduled. Such requests require manual retrieval of materials with associated appropriate handling requirements, demanding significant staff time at the expense of core, research related tasks. 

Contact the Library
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Private Bag 2000
South Yarra, VIC 3141

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