Collections

General Books collection

Catalogue location code: UniM Burnley

The general book collection is located in the main section of the library and collection strength include plant taxonomy; botanical floras; plant propagation; weed science; soil science; garden design; garden history; conservation and restoration management; horticultural plants; and amenity horticulture.

Reference Collection

Catalogue location code: UniM Burnley Ref

The collection of reference books includes encyclopaedias, atlases, dictionaries and copies of plant, insect and weed identification books. The items in this collection are not available for loan.

Periodicals Collection

Catalogue location code: UniM Burnley Per

The collection includes current subscriptions to academic journals, and trade and industry publications. The journals are shelved alphabetically by title and are not available for loan.

Rare Books

Catalogue location code: UniM Store Burnley SpC

This includes rare and historic books relating to horticulture and the history of gardening. The collection includes items which have a historical connection to the Burnley Campus (previously the Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture). The Burnley Rare Book collection is 'closed access' because of the age, value or uniqueness of an item and to ensure their long-term care and preservation for the future.  Items can be pre-requested using this online form; you will then be able to consult requested items in the Cultural Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor, Baillieu Library. For assistance, see staff in the Reading Room or visit Special Collections.

Theses

Catalogue location code: UniM Burnley Compactus

The compactus contains more than 800 theses dating from 1990 including Honours, Masters and PhD. The items in this collection are available for a 2-hour loan for use within the library