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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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.
  • The Library is closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. NYBG grounds are closed to the public on Mondays, but the Library is open. Please enter by the Mosholu Gate if using the Library on a Monday.