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DBG Schilling Library General Collections

General Collections

Visit the library to use our specialized reference collection. Topics & Resources include:

  • Desert gardening, landscaping and sustainable practice guides
  • Rare and endangered plant resources
  • Desert natural history, ecology and wildlife books
  • Plant evolution and taxonomy resources
  • Ethnobotany (people’s uses of and relationship with plants)
  • Medicinal plant guides
  • Botanical illustration

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Special Collections

Available by appointment with the librarian.

Our outstanding collection of rare books and botanical art prints date from the 16th through the 19th  centuries and reveal the early history of plant discovery.

Archived collections include the research materials of noted botanists Lyman Benson and Edward F. Anderson, as well as historic papers and photographs of the Garden.

DBG Schilling Library Special Collections

Researching a topic?

Before you visit, please contact librarian Beth Brand by phone at 480.481.8133 or email at to see if we have the resources you need.

Schilling Library is dedicated to Carol & Randy Schilling in appreciation of their generous gifts to the Garden’s endowment.

Proud member of:

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
PLAN AHEAD: Please purchase Museum of the Moon general Admissions or membership reservations now, due to limited availability, please no walk-up purchases.