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Hours and Policies

Hours

Our Library is open to all guests:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm.
We highly recommmend making an appointment for us to better serve you. 

To make an appointment, please contact:
Longwood Gardens Library 
Phone: 610.388.5440
E-mail: library@longwoodgardens.org

Our Archives is available by appointment only. 

To make an appointment, please contact:
Archives Staff
Phone: 610.388.5261 or 610.388.5331 

Policies

The Longwood Gardens Library is open to Members and guests by appointment. You are encouraged and welcome to use our collections in the library, or you may request to borrow an item from our collection through your local public library's interlibrary loan department.

The Longwood Gardens Archives is available by appointment only. Archives items are available to view at the discretion of the Archives staff—many may not be available due to age or fragility. Archives materials are available for use in the archives facility and do not circulate.

Services

Reference

Library staff are available to answer questions and direct research. For preliminary research assistance, read our general research information, as well as guides to parts of our collections.

Home Gardening Information

Visit the Home Gardening and Design Resource section of our website for more information. For answers to questions not on our website, we suggest that you contact your local Cooperative Extension to take advantage of their extensive resources.

Databases

While you’re in the library you may search for scholarly and popular articles within fulltext databases of current and historic horticultural and botanical literature, including JSTOR; BioOne Complete; Gale Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture; and Plant Disease. 

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