Founded in 1899, the Mertz Library has evolved to become one of the largest, most comprehensive botanical libraries in the world and is a treasury of knowledge about all aspects of the plant world.

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NYBG Historical Photos Collection Latin American Plants Collection
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Library Hours

  • Monday*: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
    *Limited access to collections on Monday