Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Use the Library

The library is open to the general public. Registration is required to borrow books, no UW affiliation required.   General Information about the Library

Library Hours


Getting Here

The Library is located at the Center for Urban Horticulture at 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98105.

Contact Us

General Information: 206-543-0415
Plant Answer Line: 206-897-5268 (206-UW-PLANT)
Fax: 206-897-1435
E-mail: hortlib@uw.edu

Mailing Address

Elisabeth C. Miller Library
UW Botanic Gardens
Box 354115
Seattle, WA 98195-4115

Tours

Email bthomp@uw.edu to schedule a free tour.

Staff

Brian Thompson
Manager and Curator of Horticultural Literature
206-543-0415
bthomp@uw.edu
Laura Blumhagen
Information Specialist
206-543-0415
lbb@uw.edu
Rebecca Alexander
Plant Answer Line Librarian, Manager of Reference and Technical Services
206-897-5268
rebalex@uw.edu
Tracy Mehlin
Information Technology Librarian
206-543-0415
tmehlin@uw.edu
Jessica Anderson
Information Specialist
206-543-0415
anderjl@uw.edu

Volunteers

Volunteers are invaluable to the smooth functioning of the library, giving an average of 2000 hours per year. The library currently has eight active volunteers who typically work a 3-4 hour shift each week. Tasks include shelving, data entry, special projects, helping patrons, and other duties. Unpaid interships or directed fieldwork may also be arranged.

Apply via the online application.