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Plant Taxonomy: Home

The aim is to list useful resources and research tools (both print and online) for plant taxonomists and to encourage you to seek help in finding information - making the best use of libraries and online resources.
Subjects: Plant Taxonomy

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Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy,
Department of Plant Sciences,
South Parks Road,
Tel: 01865 272800 (Radcliffe Science Library)

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Opening hours

Please note that, due to the retirement of the current Sherardian Librarian, access to the Sherardian collections is presently limited. Please direct any enquiries about the collection or requests to view material to

The Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy is open by appointment only

The General Reading Room is accessible by swipe card access to members of the Department of Plant Sciences.

Collections are available for Reference Use Only within the library.


Principal Collections:

The Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy is located in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. The library collections cover research in plant taxonomy, systematics, floristics and plant evolution, in addition to special collections and historical material. The Sherardian Library is associated with the Oxford Herbaria.

Books and print journals are held by the library, and e-journals and e-books are accessible through SOLO, the Oxford Library Catalogue. The library also holds rare and historical materials, including the Sherard Manuscripts and the Flora Graeca.

Associated collections:

Other collections