Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Covid-19 Update

UW Botanic Gardens grounds are open to visitors. However, some buildings are closed.

The Library is closed to in-person patrons until further notice. You can still ask reference questions via email or the online form. Email is preferred for questions involving plant identification.

The Library book drop is open, so you may return your borrowed materials any time. We are offering holds pickup on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. In order to place holds, you will need to return all borrowed items. Learn how to borrow books and schedule a pickup.

Sorry, we cannot accept book and magazine donations until further notice.

UW Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.

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Visit Us

Open to everyone. Open hours.
Address: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98105
Location: Center for Urban Horticulture. CUH Map.

Contact Us

Your Library Account  Email: hortlib@uw.edu
Plant Answer Line: 206-897-5268  General Questions: 206-543-0415

Virtual Exhibit: Northwest Nikkei by Michelle Kumata

The Miller Library is please to showcase artworks by Michelle Kumata in August. See the work in person at the Japanese Garden starting August 10th.

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August 2021: Tokachi Millennium Forest reviewed by Tracy Mehlin.

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August 2021: The Kinfolk Garden reviewed by Brian Thompson.

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