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The BHS Library

The British Herpetological Society is one of the few herpetological societies in the U.K. to possess a library. It has many books and reprints as well as journal runs from journal exchanges with societies around the world. It holds the Corkhill bequest which contains many rare books on venomous snakes and religion and snakes.

Some of the books, journals and reprints may be borrowed by members by post or by visiting the library with agreement with the Librarian. Sections may be photocopied or scanned and sent to members or bona fide researchers in herpetology. The list of books and journal holdings can be obtained from the librarian or accessed on the BHS members Yahoo group:

The library is involved in providing literature data for the Nemys Euroherp database being run from Gent University which has become one of the most important sources of information for European herpetofauna on the internet.

Librarian: Mr. Dave Bird

The Librarian maintains the extensive BHS library of books and periodicals and is responsible for responding to member's requests for information, specific  article copies or guidance.

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