Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Covid-19 Update

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

The Library is closed to in-person patrons until further notice. We will continue to answer reference questions via email or the online form. Email is preferred for questions involving plant identification.

The Library book drop has reopened, so you may return your borrowed materials any time. We are now offering contactless pickup of holds 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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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

Book of Flowers: Collages by Lisa Snow Lady

Lisa Snow Lady This virtual exhibit, Book of Flowers, makes reference to The Book of Hours, a richly illuminated medieval psalter or devotional book. Spending time in her own garden during this past summer (in the midst of the pandemic), absorbing the sights, fragrances, and sounds became a time of reflection, solace, and hope. Lisa will donate 20% of the proceeds of sales from this show to support the Miller Library. Contact Lisa directly if you wish to purchase art.

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January 2021: Rebecca Alexander researches the question of a mystery fruit.

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