Schilling Library

Browse our collection of botanical resources

Monday – Friday | 12 to 4 p.m.

Researching a topic? Please call or email the librarian ahead of time.
Beth Brand, 480 481.8133,

Search the Schilling Library Catalog online.

General Collections - In-house use only

More than 9,000 books and 500 journal titles emphasizing native plants of our desert region. 

  • Desert gardening, landscaping and sustainable practices
  • Rare and endangered plants
  • Desert natural history, ecology and wildlife
  • Plant evolution and taxonomy
  • Ethnobotany (man’s uses and relationship with plants)
  • Medicinal plants
  • Botanical illustration

Special Collections - Available by appointment with librarian

Our outstanding collection of rare books and botanical art prints date from the 16th through the 19th century 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


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

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