MSHS Library

nativeorchidsofmn-webThe collection includes:

  • 2,000 book titles - Search the library catalog by keyword, author, or title.
  • DVD & CD-ROM collection
  • Seed and nursery catalogs
  • Recent issues of garden magazines
  • Northern Gardener Magazine - Complete collection
  • Historic documents and publications
  • On-site research for members and non-members
  • Borrowing privileges to members

    Even if you're not a member of the Society, you're invited to come to the library and browse through the collection. Become a member and take advantage of just one of the great benefits of membership. Want to join? You can right now online!

Mission Statement:

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society Library is committed to:
  • Acquiring, promoting, circulating and maintaining print and video materials on a broad range of horticultural and related subjects
  • Provide general reference materials on horticultural topics

strawbalegardens-karsten2013-webBorrowing materials: Membership Benefit

  • Search for author, title, and call number
  • Copy and paste into an e-mail addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or
  • Call 651.643.3601, toll free 1-800-676-6747
  • Postage paid sending; return postage obligation of borrower; metro-area members are encouraged to pick up and return library materials in person.
  • Check out in person: MSHS hours
  • 8 item limit/one month period
 

The Collection:

  • Supports the mission of the society by providing a circulating and reference collection of print and video material for members and for the in-house use of the general public.
  • Serves patrons with a wide range of interests and levels of expertise, from the beginning hobby gardener to the more advanced specialist
  • Serves its users by providing recent material with a range of degrees of specialization on subjects of current interest.
  • Since the emphasis is on current usefulness, material that is out of date, superceded by new editions, or in poor physical condition will not normally be retained
  • Is not intended to support academic research but may include materials that have academic value.
 

turnheresweetcorn-paperback-webDonation Policy:  The MSHS Library Committee

  • Welcomes gifts of funds and horticulturally related books and materials
  • Reviews all donated materials
  • Evaluates inclusion based on criteria such as age, condition, format and content
  • May refuse gifts in poor physical condition or if they do not meet the criteria expressed in the collection statement for the MSHS Library Collection.
  • Will dispose of refused materials as it sees fit unless the donor requests their return
  • Cannot legally appraise gifts for tax or inheritance purposes
    Upon request, we will provide a receipt confirming the type and quantity of materials donated. The library does not assume any legal responsibility if this statement is used for tax purposes.
 

 

 
 
 
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