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Collections & Services

HSA Library photoThe Herb Society of America Library Collection includes more than 3,500 volumes covering a wide array of topics related to herbs and gardening. Materials collected include books, periodicals, videos and DVDs, pamphlets, slide programs, and rare books.

The Herb Society of America Library seeks to maintain a comprehensive collection of materials by Society authors and welcomes donations. To find works by Society authors see Author's Corner.

Topical resource lists are available for popular interests such as Native American Gardening and Children's Gardening. For more resource list topics see the Resource Lists page.

Subject coverage of the collection includes:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Biblical Herbs
  • Botanists
  • Children's Gardening
  • Culinary Herbs
  • Early American Gardening
  • Edible Plants
  • Ethnobotany
  • Folklore
  • Herb Gardening
  • Herbal Crafts
  • Herbals
  • Historical Gardens
  • International Gardens
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Native American Gardening

 

Lending & Reference

Members may borrow items for a period of thirty days. Items are shipped by USPS media mail unless expedited shipping is needed.  The borrower pays return postage.  Materials may be requested via email, phone, letter or in person. 

Although circulation is limited to members, the library is open to the general public for browsing during regular business hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are planning a visit, please call headquarters first 440.256.0514.

Over 500 inquiries are made to the library each year. A staff librarian is available to answer reference requests Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.