Elisabeth C. Miller Library

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Covid-19 Update

Masks are strongly recommended. The Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the UW, which are detailed on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.

Starting in May, we will resume accepting book and magazine donations.

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


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 Jessica Moskowitz to schedule a tour. Due to the current restrictions, in-person tours are not being offered at this time.

Staff

Brian Thompson
Manager and Curator of Horticultural Literature
206-543-0415
bthomp@uw.edu
Jessica Moskowitz
Librarian
206-543-0415
moskoj@uw.edu
Rebecca Alexander
Plant Answer Line Librarian, Manager of Reference and Technical Services
206-897-5268
rebalex@uw.edu
Laura Blumhagen
Information Specialist
206-543-0415
lbb@uw.edu
Lena Youkhana
Librarian
206-543-0415
lyou@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.