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Directory of Zoo and Aquarium Libraries

  

Ninth Edition, 2002

 Revised 2003

 

Orignally Complied and Edited by:
Jill Gordon, Librarian
St Louis Zoo

Revised by:
Stacy Rice
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
Animal Welfare Information Center
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

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Introduction:

This Directory is intended to provide information on how to gain access and utilize the special collections that are currently housed in the libraries in some of the major zoos of the world.  Since these collections contain many interesting and unique materials, it may be of use to researchers, zoo keepers, authors, educators, etc. to know that they exist and who to contact for access. 

Each record for a zoo library contained in the Directory contains the following types of information:  institutional name and address, contact information, website addresses, size and types of materials in the collection, types of patrons accommodated, services, and special notes about the library and the collections. 

There are a few changes from the original document that have been made for this web-based version. Some additional access points have been added to some of the records, to include World Wide Web site and email addresses.  The bibliography on the role of zoo librarians that appears in the original document is not included here.

The information was compiled Jill Gordon and was published through the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Librarians Special Interest Group (AZA/LSIG).1  The Directory has been made available to you via the AWIC web site with the permission of Jill Gordon, Compiler and Editor of the 9th edition.

If the reader would like to recommend additions of library resources that are not included in this document, please contact Jill Gordon and/or the Animal Welfare Information Center at http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/contact.php.

  

1.  AZA/LSIG  consists of zoo and aquarium librarians and other responsible for the institution’s library.  It currently has 90 members from 4 continents.  Members of the group communicate with each other regularly via a listserv listserv@sivm.si.edu.  For more information on subscribing to the listserv, individuals may contact Alvin Hutchison at the National Zoological Park Library at 202 673 4771 or hutchinsona@sil.si.edu.

 


Zoo and Aquarium Libraries

National / International


NATIONAL

Zoo and Aquarium Libraries

Arizona / California / District of Columbia / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Illinois / Indiana / Kansas / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Missouri / Nebraska / New York / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Dakota / Tennessee / Virginia / Washington / Wisconsin


ARIZONA

PHOENIX ZOO

Library Name:

Phoenix Zoo Library

Address:

455 N. Galvin Parkway

 

Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431

 

 

Telephone:

(602) 273-1341 X 7332

FAX:

(602) 273-7078

 

 

Librarian:

Jodi Leduc

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,200

Serial Subscriptions:

26

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, annual reports, conference proceedings, studbooks

 

 

Users:

zoo staff; docents; professional associations & scholars for reference only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, bibliographies

 


 CALIFORNIA

  LOS ANGELES ZOO 

Library Name:

Los Angeles Zoo Library

Address:

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1498

 

 

Telephone:

(323) 644-4216

FAX:

(323) 644-4228

E-Mail:

lmorales@zoo.lacity.org

 

 

Librarian:

Luz Morales

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

5,000

Serial Subscriptions:

85

Special Collections:

vertical files, videos, guidebooks, LA zoo archives, rare books, zoo newsletters

 

 

Users:

docents; zoo staff; GLAZA members; others by appointment/reference use only

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

zoo staff only

On-line Searching:

DIALOG for zoo staff only

Other:

bibliographies, book reviews, journal contents routed to staff

 

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM  

Library Name:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Library

Address:

886 Cannery Row

Monterey, CA 93940-1085

Monterey, CA 93940-1085

Telephone:

(831) 648-4849

FAX:

(831) 648-4884

E-Mail:

monterey@class.org

 

fwolfe@mbayaq.org

 

 

Librarians:

Fran Wolfe, Information Resources Manager

Staff:

Gail Skidmore, Cataloger

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

4,500 includes 80 newsletters

Special Collections:

reprints(12,000+); newsletters; annual reports and guidebooks from zoos, aquariums and some science museums; videos; teacher resource material

Other:

Online Databases (ASFA (Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abtracts), ERIC), Wildlife and Fisheries Review, Magazine Articles Summary

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers; public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

yes (photocopying of articles)

On-line Searching:

yes (databases above)

Other:

search assistance; ILL for staff via OCLC

 

STEINHART AQUARIUM
(CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)
 

Library Name:

California Academy of Sciences Library

Address:

Golden Gate Park

 

San Francisco, CA 94118

 

 

 

 

Telephone:

(415) 750-7102 (Main Library)

 

(415) 750-7361 (Biodiversity Resource Center)

FAX:

(415) 750-7106

E-Mail:

library@calacademy.org

 

ilibrary@calacademy.org

 

 

Librarians:

Anne Marie Malley (Academy Librarian)

 

Lawrence Currie (User Services Librarian)

 

Michele Wellck (Academy Archivist)

 

Diane T. Sands (Biodiversity Resource Center Librarian)

 

Laura Burkhart (Reference Librarian)

 

Dave Acheson (Technical Services Librarian)

 

Stella Tang (Technical Services Librarian)

 

Carrie Burroughs (Manzanita Project Coordinator- Image Librarian)

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

210,000 vols (est.) of books and journals

Serial Subscriptions:

2,800

Special Collections:

maps (depository for U.S.G.S. topographic maps of western U.S.), magazine clippings and picture files, photographs, negatives, slides (over 80,000), 20,000 images have been digitized and are available from the www site, fine art, posters, audio and video recordings, Academy archives

 

 

Users:

staff, docents, volunteers, members, public

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes (requests accepted via OCLC, DOCLINE, ALA form, fax, electronic mail)

On-line Searching:

yes, Zoological Record, Wildlife Worldwide, Fish and Fisheries Worldwide

Other:

quarterly acquisitions list; reference services accepted on-site, by mail, telephone, FAX, and e-mail; access to holdings on OCLC (symbol: CAW) and on MELVYL (University of California online catalog - symbol: CAS) and periodical holdings in CULP (California Union List of Periodicals); Library www page http://calacademy.org/research/library/

 

 

Note:

The California Academy of Sciences Library is comprised of a central, main library and nine branch libraries, including one in Steinhart Aquarium. All services are provided through the Main Library or the Biodiversity Resource Center.

 

ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO 

Library Name:

San Diego Zoo Library

Address:

15600 San Pasqual Valley Road

          

Escondido, CA 92027-7000

 

 

Telephone:

(760) 291-5479

E-Mail:

lcoates@sandiegozoo.org

Web Address:

http://library.sandiegozoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

Linda Coates, Director of Library Services

Staff:

Kaitlyn Means, Assistant Librarian

 

Lynett Gillette, Research Specialist

 

Collection

 

Books:

11,500 books

Subscriptions:

550

Special Collections:

Reprint file of older publications, maps, studbooks, guidebooks, Society and Natural History video tapes, Society archives (publications, oral histories, newspaper clippings, artifacts), rare books

 

 Other:

CD-ROMs include Wildlife Review, ERIC, National Geographic's Mammals, The San Diego Zoo presents The Animals, Microsoft Bookshelf, Species Information Library

 

 

Users:

Employees of the Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Center for Reproduction and Endangered Species; public by appointment for reference only.

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

yes (OCLC) and ALA forms accepted

Online Resources:

NISC, Wild Pro, BioOne

 


  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

   NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK 

Library Name:

National Zoological Park

Address:

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW

 

Education Building - Visitor Center

 

Washington D.C. 20008

 

 

Telephone:

(202) 633-4771

FAX:

(202) 673-4900

E-mail:

nzplibrary@si.edu

 

hutchinsona@si.edu

 Web Address:

http://www.sil.si.edu/libraries/nzp/

   

Librarian:

Alvin Hutchinson

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

12,000

Subscriptions:

185

Special Collections:

zoo/aquarium newsletters, annual reports, guidebooks, NZP staff publications

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, Smithsonian staff, government agencies, professional associations, scholars, etc., public by appointment for reference

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

yes, OCLC

On-line Searching:

yes for zoo staff (DIALOG, EPIC, OCLC)

Other:

reference, access to online resources (BIOSIS, AGRICOLA, WILDLIFE REVIEW, ZOOLOGICAL RECORD, etc.), access to Internet; current awareness bulletin and acquisitions list for zoo staff; bibliographies

 

 

Note:

The National Zoological Park Branch Library is a branch library of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

 


FLORIDA

   BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY 

Library Name:

Busch Gardens Library

Address:

P.O. Box 9157

 

Tampa, FL 33674

 

 

Telephone:

(813) 987-5555

FAX:

(813) 987-5878

 Web Address:

http://www.buschgardens.org

 

 

Librarian:

Education Dept.

 

Zoo Conservation Information Dept.

Collection

 

Books:

850

Serial Subscriptions

25

Special Collections:

none

 

 

Users:

Staff

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

none

 

  JACKSONVILLE ZOOLOGICAL PARK  

Library Name:

Jacksonville Zoo Library

Address:

8605 Zoo Parkway

 

Jacksonville, FL 32218-5799

 

 

Telephone:

(904) 757-4463 ext.131

FAX:

(904) 757-4315

 

 

Librarian:

Alan Rost, Zoologist

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

350

Serial Subscriptions:

10

Special Collections:

none

 

 

Users:

staff

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 


GEORGIA

   ZOO ATLANTA  

Library Name:

Zoo Atlanta Environmental Learning Center

Address:

800 Cherokee Ave SE

 

Atlanta, GA 30315

 

 

Telephone:

(404) 624-5905

FAX:

(404) 627-7514

 

 

Librarian:

Graduate students

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1000

Serial Subscriptions:

10

Special Collections:

newsletters from zoos and conservation agencies, zoo guidebooks, maps

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, board members, teachers, associated scientists, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no (partnership with Atlanta-Fulton Public Library; system permits access to searching and ILL from universities)

Other:

circulates table of contents of new journal issues to staff

 


HAWAII

  WAIKIKI AQUARIUM  

Library Name:

Waikiki Aquarium Library

Address:

2777 Kakakaua Avenue

 

Honolulu, HI 96815

 

 

Telephone:

(808) 923-9741

Fax:

(808) 923-1771

 

 

Librarian:

Carol Hopper, Acting Librarian

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

625

Serial Subscriptions:

86

Special Collections:

approximately 6,000 reprints; newsletters 86 zoo, aquarium and environmental organizations; zoo aquarium and museum guidebooks, 18 file drawers of institutional archives

 

 

Users:

staff; volunteers; aquarium members and public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, current journals rack, bibliographies

 


ILLINOIS

 BROOKFIELD ZOO

Library Name:

Brookfield Zoo Library

Address:

8400 31st Street

 

Brookfield, IL 60513

 

 

Telephone:

(708) 485-0263, ext. 582

FAX:

(708) 485-6048

E-mail:

juinnes@brookfieldzoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

Julia Innes

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

6,000

Serial Subscriptions:

250

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guide books, inventories, studbooks, newsletters from endangered specialists, films, slides, archival material

 

 

Users:

staff, zoo volunteers, public & members by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

none

 

JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM 

Library Name:

John G. Shedd Aquarium Library

Address:

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive

 

Chicago, IL 60605

 

 

Telephone:

(312) 692-3217

FAX:

(312) 939-3430

E-Mail:

ckubisz@sheddaquarium.org

 

 

Librarians:

Carolyn Hubisz, Manager & Librarian

 

Amanda Enser, Rights and Licensing Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

10,000

Serial Subscriptions:

120

Special Collections:

fishes, marine mammals and aquatic species files; water quality; veterinary information; slides; videos

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, zoo/aquarium/scientific community

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes, OCLC or ALA form

On-line Searching:

yes, DIALOG for staff and zoo/aquarium/scientific community

Other:

reference, journal routing, subject bibliographies, selective dissemination of information, current awareness, prospect research for staff, in-depth reference & research for zoo/aquarium/scientific community, ready reference for members & public

 


INDIANA 

FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S ZOO  

Library Name:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Library

Address:

3411 Sherman Blvd.

 

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

 

 

Telephone:

(260) 427-6800

Fax:

(260) 427-6820

E-Mail:

karen@kidszoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

Karen Reilly, Education Curator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

450

Serial Subscriptions:

20

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, annual reports, guidebooks, maps, slides, photographs, videotapes, conference proceedings

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers & interns may use material on site

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 

INDIANAPOLIS ZOO  

Library Name:

Indianapolis Zoo Library

Address:

1200 West Washington Street

 

Indianapolis, IN 46222

 

 

Telephone:

(317) 630-5110

FAX:

(317) 630-5114

E-Mail:

sbraun@indyzoo.com

 

 

Librarian:

Suzanne K. Braun-McGee

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

2,000

Serial Subscriptions:

100

Special Collections:

publications from other zoos, slides, videotapes, archives

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, volunteers, interns, zoo members, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

OCLC

On-line Searching:

DIALOG

Other:

reference

 


KANSAS

  TOPEKA ZOO

Library Name:

Topeka Zoo Library

Address:

635 SW Gage Blvd.

 

Topeka, KS 66606-2066

 

 

Telephone:

(785) 368-9180

FAX:

(785) 368-9152

 

 

Librarian:

Education Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,000

Serial Subscriptions:

15

Special Collections:

audio-visuals, limited zoo newsletters, studbooks relevant to the collection archival material

 

 

Users:

staff, docents, society board; public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference assistance, free loan of some audio-visual material available to local teachers

 


MARYLAND 

BALTIMORE ZOO 

Library Name:

Arthur R. Watson Library

Address:

Druid Hill Park

 

Baltimore, MD 21217

Telephone:

(410) 396-6013

 

 

Librarian:

Ethel R. Hardee

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3,300

Serial Subscriptions:

80

Special Collections:

guidebooks, newsletters, etc. from other zoos; reprints; several thousand slides; archival material; picture file, animal inventories; and studbooks

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, interns, volunteers, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, current awareness bulletin, bibliographies, docent orientation to library usage

  

NATIONAL AQUARIUM AT BALTIMORE  

Library Name:

A. Carter Middendorf Library

Address:

National Aquarium in Baltimore Library

 

Pier 3

 

501 E. Pratt Street

 

Baltimore, MD 21202-3194

 

 

Telephone:

(410) 659-4257

FAX:

(410) 659-0116

E-Mail:

sridenour@aqua.org

Web Address:

www.aqua.org

 

 

Librarian:

Susanne L.M. Ridenour

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

2,500

Serial Subscriptions:

48

Special Collections:

reprints, clippings, brochures and other information about aquariums and zoos, vertical files, digitized slide library (Luna Insight); video and DVD collection; curricular materials; reprint and clipping files, NAIB archival materials

 

 

Users:

staff, interns, volunteers, other institutions

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

 

 


MASSACHUSETTS 

ZOO NEW ENGLAND 

Library Name:

Zoo New England Library

Address:

Franklin Park Zoo

 

Franklin Park Road

 

Boston, MA 02121

 

 

Telephone:

(617) 989-2020

FAX:

(617) 989-2025

E-Mail:

lrohr@zoonewengland.com

 

 

Librarian:

Linda Rohr

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1100

Serial Subscriptions:

45

Special Collection:

newsletters and annual reports from other zoos, slides, photos, videos of zoo animal behavior, archives

 

 

Users:

staff, docents; members and public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes, for staff by arrangement

Other:

reference, bibliographies, current awareness, access to Internet

  

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM  

Library Name:

New England Aquarium Library

Address:

Central Wharf

 

Boston, MA 02110

 

 

Telephone:

(617) 973-5237

FAX:

(617) 973-0251

E-Mail:

dwensink@neaq.org

 

 

Librarian:

Dot Wensink

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

5500

Serial Subscriptions:

100

Special Collections:

newsletters, large collection of vertical files with 720+ subject headings

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, members and public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes, by librarian

Other:

bi-monthly newsletter of new acquisitions, responds to written requests for information

 


MICHIGAN 

  DETROIT ZOO 

Library Name:

De troit Zoological Institute Library

Address:

P.O. Box 39

 

Royal Oak, MI 48068-0039

 

 

Telephone:

(810) 398-0903

FAX:

(810) 398-0504

 

 

Librarian:

Alexadra Peindl, Contact Person

 

Tom Vernier, Volunteer

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3050

Serial Subscriptions:

106

Special Collections:

 

 

 

Users:

zoo staff and docents

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference

  


MINNESOTA 

  MINNESOTA ZOO 

Library Name:

Minnesota Zoo Library

Address:

13000 Zoo Boulevard

 

Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199

 

 

Telephone:

(952) 431-9230

FAX:

(952) 431-9427

E-Mail:

angela.norell@state.mn.us

 

 

Librarian:

Angie Norell

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

2,000

Serial Subscriptions:

70

Special Collections:

animal index to AZA proceedings

 

 

Users:

staff; volunteers; students and interns by special arrangement; public for reference use only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

reference

 


  MISSOURI 

ST. LOUIS ZOO  

Library Name:

St. Louis Zoo Library

Address:

One Government Dr.

 

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

 

Telephone:

(314) 781-0900 ext. 319 or 321

FAX:

(314) 768-5457

E-Mail:

gordon@stlzoo.org

Web Address: http://www.stlzoo.org
   

Librarian:

Jill Gordon

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

5,500

Serial Subscription:

100

Special Collections:

newsletters & guidebooks from zoos & aquariums; archival material; teacher resource collection including videotapes, slide sets, posters & zoocases

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, volunteers, St. Louis area teachers, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes (DIALOG); internet assistance

Other:

reference

  


NEBRASKA 

HENRY DOORLY ZOO  

Library Name:

Henry Doorly Zoo Library

Address:

3701 South 10th Street

 

Omaha, NE 68107

 

 

Telephone:

(402) 733-8011

FAX:

(402) 733-4415

 

 

Librarian:

Education Office

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

800

Serial Subscriptions:

20

Special Collections:

none

     

 

Users:

zoo employees and volunteers, public for reference only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

reference, acquisition lists, taping facilities

  


NEW YORK 

NEW YORK AQUARIUM
(NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY)
 

Library Name:

New York Aquarium, Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science Library

Address:

West 8th St. and Surf Avenue

 

Brooklyn, NY 11224

 

 

Telephone:

(718) 265-3413

FAX:

(718) 265-3420

 

 

Librarian:

Mary Messing

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3,500

Serial Subscriptions:

56

Special Collections:

 

 

 

Users:

staff use only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference for staff

  

BRONX ZOO/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK  

Library Name:

Bronx Zoo Library

 

 

Address:

Wildlife Conservation Society

 

2300 Southern Boulevard

 

Bronx, NY 10460

 

 

Telephone:

(718) 220-6874

FAX:

(718) 220-7114

E-MAIL:

library@wcs.org

 

sjohnson@wcs.org

 

rolley@wcs.org

 

 

Librarian:

Steve Johnson, Librarian and archivist

 

Robert Olley, Information Services Librarian

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

7500

Serial Subscriptions:

220

Special Collections:

Institutional archives (Archives guide available on request. Access by application.)

 

 

Users:

Wildlife Conservation Society staff, including staff of the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park; Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center, Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center, Queens Wildlife Conservation Center, and St. Catherines Wildlife Conservation Center; international program staff; and visiting researchers by appointment.

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes; OCLC Group Access (GAC). Symbol: UVZ

On-line Searching:

yes, (DIALOG, RLIN). Internet accessible catalogs, gophers, and search services (Veronica, etc.)

Other:

CD-ROM: Wildlife Worldwide, In-house database (Pro-Cite): Cumulative staff bibliography, cumulative index to Wildlife Conservation and predecessor publications, Animal Kingdom, Bulletin of the New York Zoological Society, and Zoological Society Bulletin, Journals list available on request.

  

THE ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO AT BURNET PARK 

Library Name:

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo Library

Address:

1 Conservation Place

 

Syracuse, NY 13204-2504

 

 

Telephone:

(315) 435-8511

FAX:

(315) 435-8517

 

 

Librarian:

staff and volunteers

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,126

Serial Subscriptions:

64

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, archival material, audio visual material (slides, video, films), photographs, animal artifacts, curriculum materials

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, volunteers, individuals completing approved research, interns, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 


  OHIO 

CINCINNATI ZOO  

Library Name:

Cincinnati Zoo Library

Address:

3400 Vine Street

 

Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

 

Telephone:

(513) 559-7760

FAX:

(513) 559-7776

E-Mail:

jan.dietrich@ci ncinnatizoo.org

  

 

Librarian:

Jan Dietrich, Library Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3,500

Serial Subscriptions:

35

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks, maps, animal inventories, 10,000 slide collection, bibliographies, article & picture file, pamphlets on zoo related subjects, biofacts collection (skins, teeth, snake skins, etc.)

 

 

Users:

staff, tour guides; public reference only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

  

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO  

Library Name:

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Library

Address:

3900 Wildlife Way

          

Cleveland, OH 44109

 

 

Telephone:

(216) 635-3333

FAX:

(216) 661-3312

E-Mail:

holl@clevelandmetroparks.com

 

 

Librarian:

Holly Gamble

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

6100

Serial Subscriptions:

100

Special Collections:

10,000 slide collection, zoo newsletters, guidebooks, extensive vertical files-animal related articles

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, public by appointment for reference only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, mail and telephone; reference to general public; circulate table of contents of new journals to staff

  

COLUMBUS ZOO  

Library Name:

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Library

Address:

9990 Riverside Drive

 

Powell, OH 43065

 

 

Telephone:

(614) 645-0551

FAX:

(614) 645-0555

 

 

Librarian:

Sheila Campbell

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3000

Serial Subscriptions:

125

Special Collections:

Jack Hanna=s Animal Adventures Video Series, teacher loan kits, CD-ROM, videos, computer software

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, docents, volunteers, university interns at the zoo, school teachers

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

none

 

TOLEDO ZOO  

Library Name:

Toledo Zoo Library

Address:

P.O. Box 140130

 

Toledo, OH 43614

 

 

Telephone:

(419) 385-5721 ext. 2043

FAX:

(419) 389-8670

E-Mail:

elizabeth.hawley@toledozoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

Elizabeth Hawley

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

7500

Serial Subscriptions:

100

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, zoo photo collection, animal inventories, studbooks, conference proceedings & symposia

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, volunteers; public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, telephone reference to general public

  


OKLAHOMA  

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO  

Library Name:

Wilson Zoological Library

Address:

Oklahoma City Zoo

 

2101 N.E. 50th

 

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

 

 

Telephone:

(405) 425-0277

FAX:

(405) 424-3349

 

 

Librarian:

Amy Stephens, Librarian and Naturalist

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

4,000

Serial Subscriptions:

40

Special Collections:

 

  

 

Users:

zoo staff, docents

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

no

  

TULSA ZOOLOGICAL PARK 

Library Name:

Tulsa Zoo Library

Address:

5701 East 36th Street North

 

Tulsa, OK 74115

 

 

Telephone:

(918) 669-6600

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,500

Subscriptions:

100

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks, brochures from various zoos, North American Living Museum construction documents, students research papers, Tulsa Public Library microfiche catalog, microfiche, conference proceedings, vertical file (magazine and newspaper articles), educational films, southwest archeology material

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, docents, zoological society members, limited usage for zoo teen volunteers, and the public

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, new acquisitions list circulated to staff and docents, library articles for docent

  


OREGON  

OREGON ZOO 

Library Name:

Oregon Zoo Library

Address:

4001 SW Canyon Road

 

Portland, OR 97221

 

 

Telephone:

(503) 220-5763

FAX:

(503) 226-0074

 

 

Librarian:

Karen Lewis, Conservation and Research

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1500

Serial Subscription:

15

Special Collections:

vertical files, zoo and aquarium newsletters

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

 

On-line Searching:

none

Other:

 


 

PENNSYLVANIA 

PHILADELPHIA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN 

Library Name:

Philadelphia Zoo Library

Address:

3400 W. Girard Avenue

 

Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196

 

 

Telephone:

(215) 243-5216

FAX:

(215) 243-0219

E-Mail:

library@phillyzoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

Rachel De Caro, Animal Records and IT Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3000

Serial Subscriptions:

80

Special Collections:

studbooks, videos, archives

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, interns

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, photocopying

 


 

RHODE ISLAND  

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO  

Library Name:

The E. Philip Sheridan Zoo Library

 

 

Address:

1000 Elmwood Avenue

 

Providence, RI 02905

 

 

Telephone:

(401) 785-3510 ext.310

FAX:

(401) 941-3988

 

 

Librarian:

Patricia A Fredericks, Librarian

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

4286

Serial Subscriptions:

31

Special Collections:

slides, zoo newsletter & guidebooks, RWPZ publications, AZA & AAZK newsletters, teacher resource material

 

 

Users:

RWPZ staff, docents, RI Zoological Society staff, area teachers and students

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

internet access

  


SOUTH DAKOTA  

GREAT PLAINS ZOO AND MUSEUM  

Library Name:

Great Plains Zoo and Museum Library

Address:

805 South Kiwanis Avenue

 

Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3714

 

 

Telephone:

(605) 339-7003

FAX:

(605) 338-8340

 

 

Librarian:

Chris Anderson, Dan Brands

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

300

Serial Subscriptions:

8

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, slides, videos, photos

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, volunteers, board members

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

  


TENNESSEE 

MEMPHIS ZOO AND AQUARIUM  

Library Name:

Kay Fisher Memorial Library

Address:

Memphis Zoo and Aquarium

 

2000 Prentiss Place

 

Memphis, TN 38112-9990

 

 

Telephone:

(901) 276-WILD (9453)

FAX:

(901) 333-6616

 

 

Librarian:

Kerry Carlin-Morgan, Curator of Education

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

2,000

Serial Subscriptions:

25

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks, archival material, slides, videos, vertical files, animal photo files

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, zoo guest

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 


  VIRGINIA 

MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO  

Library Name:

Mill Mountain Zoo Library

Address:

P.O. Box 13484

 

Roanoke, VA 24034

 

 

Telephone:

(540) 343-3241

E-mail:

education@mmzoo.org

 

 

Librarian:

David Jobe, Education Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

296

Serial Subscriptions:

6

Special Collections:

newsletters, guidebooks, animal inventories, studbooks, archival material, maps, audio-visual (slides, microfiche), natural artifacts brochures, workbooks

 

 

Users:

staff, keepers, volunteers, reference use only for the public

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

no

 


 

WASHINGTON 

WOODLAND PARK ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

 

Library Name:

Woodland Park Zoo Library

Address:

601 North 59th Street

 

Seattle, WA 98103

 

 

Telephone:

(206) 684-4843

FAX:

(206) 233-2663

 

 

Librarian:

Linda Farrell, Education Supervisor

 

Several Volunteer Librarians

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,216

Serial Subscriptions:

85

Special Collections:

pamphlets, newsletters, animal species files, slide files, other zoos files, animal inventories, studbooks, maps, audio tapes, video tapes, manuals

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers, society staff, research students; public reference use only by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

  

SEATTLE AQUARIUM  

Library Name:

Seattle Aquarium Library

Address:

1483 Alaskan Way

 

Seattle, WA 98101

 

 

Telephone:

(206) 386-4346

 

 

Librarian:

Mary Carlson

 

Martin Morris

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1200

Serial Subscriptions:

30

Special Collections:

 

 

 

Users:

staff, volunteers; public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

yes, for staff

Other:

reference, emphasis on marine science

 


 

WISCONSIN 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS  

Library Name:

Milwaukee Zoo Library

Address:

10001 West Bluemound Road

 

Milwaukee, WI 53226

 

 

Telephone:

(414) 771-3040

 

 

Librarian:

Bess Frank, Library Committee Chairman

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

750

Serial Subscriptions:

28

Special Collections:

none

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, zoological society staff, volunteers; public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes, limited

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 


INTERNATIONAL

Zoo and Aquarium Libraries

Australia / Brazil / Canada / Germany / Great Britain / The Netherlands / Spain


AUSTRALIA 

ADELAIDE ZOO 

Library Name:

Minchin Memorial Library (Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Library)

Address:

Adelaide Zoo

 

Frome Road

 

Adelaide, SA 5000

 

Australia

 

 

Telephone:

(61-8)-8230-1204

FAX:

(61-8)-8239-0637

E-mail:

smuscardin@zoossa.com.au

Websites:

www.zoossa.com.au

 

 

Librarian:

Silvia Muscardin

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

4,000

Serial Subscriptions:

130

Special Collections:

newsletters, guides and annual reports from other zoos; vertical file collection; video collection (mainly of Adelaide zoo news items), audiocassettes, photographs

 

 

Users:

staff, zoo guides and volunteers, university and school students by appointment, public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary loan:

yes (staff only)

On-line Searching:

yes (staff only)

Other:

monthly current awareness bulletin; limited reference service for students and public

  

ROYAL MELBOURNE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 

Library Name:

Zoological Parks and Gardens Board Library

Address:

Royal Melbourne Zoo

 

Elliot Avenue, Parkville, Victoria 3052

 

Australia

 

 

Telephone:

(61-3) 9285-9355

FAX:

(61-3) 9285-9340

E-Mail:

zes@ozemail.com.au

 

 

Librarian:

Rosarita Pantaleo

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

10,000

Serial Subscriptions:

110

Special Collections:

animal fact sheets; annual reports from other national and international zoos; archives; captive breeding management; extensive vertical files; extensive video tapes of in-house projects; guide books from other national and international zoos; natural history video tapes; newsletters; newspaper clippings; poster, picture, slide and photograph files; teacher resource collection, including children's books

 

 

Users:

Zoological Board of Victoria staff, including staff of Royal Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Zoo Park; Board members; Friends of the Zoo guides and members; individuals completing approved research; institutions; professional associations; public for reference; teachers and students; volunteers

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

bibliographies; provision for audio-visual requirements; reference; responses to requests for information; venue for professional conferences, meetings, and seminars for zoo staff

  


BRAZIL 

SAO PAULO ZOO  

Library Name:

Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo

 

Setor de Biblioteca

Address:

Av. Miguel Stefano, 4241

 

04301-905 Sao Paulo, SP

 

Brazil

 

 

Phone:

5073.0811

 

5058-0564

 

 

Librarian:

Celia Novi

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

2,756

Serial Subscriptions:

141 current titles; 33 current subscriptions

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks, booklets; newspaper clippings

 

 

Users:

staff, public

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, current awareness bulletin

  


CANADA 

CALGARY ZOO  

Library Name:

Calgary Zoo Library

Address:

1300 Zoo Road NE

 

Calgary, Alberta

 

Canada T2E 7V6

 

 

Telephone:

(403) 232-9327

FAX:

(403) 237-7582

E-mail:

deannas@calgaryzoo.ab.ca

 

 

Librarian:

Deanna Snell, Live Collections Resource Coordinator

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,740

Serial Subscriptions:

88

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks, animal inventories, studbooks, maps

 

 

Users:

staff and volunteers; public and society members must phone first or inquire at reception

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

yes

Other:

 

  

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE 

Library Name:

Robin Best Library

Address:

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

 

P.O. Box 3232

 

Vancouver, B.C.

 

Canada V6B 3X8

 

 

Telephone:

(604) 659-3404

FAX:

(604) 659-3515

 

 

Librarian:

Treva Ricou, Manager of Library Services

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

5,500

Serial Subscriptions:

50

Special Collections:

zoo and aquarium publications, reprints, vertical files, archives, photograph library

 

 

Users:

staff & volunteers; members & public by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes, photocopying only

On-line Searching:

yes (for staff only)

Other:

acquisitions list, reference, internet access

 

GRANBY ZOO  

Library Name:

Zoo de Granby Library

Address:

525 St. Hubert St.

 

Granby, Quebec

 

Canada J2G 5P3

 

 

Telephone:

(450) 372-9113

FAX:

(450) 372-5531

 

 

Librarian:

Education services

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

1,200

Serial Subscriptions:

5

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, studbooks, guidebooks, animal inventories, annual reports, proceedings

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, students

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

none

 


 GERMANY 

BERLIN ZOO 

Library Name:

Zoologischer Garten Berlin Library

Address:

Hardenbergplatz 8

 

D-10787 Berlin

 

Germany

Telephone:

030/25 40 10

FAX:

030/25 401 255

 

 

Librarian:

Andre Schuele, vet. med.

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

app. 12,000

Serial Subscriptions:

 

Special Collections:

newsletters, reports and guides from other zoos, international studbooks from other zoos

 

 

Users:

zoo staff, students, university lecturers; public by appointment only

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

only for zoo staff

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

students research within the scope of a dissertation

 


  GREAT BRITAIN 

DURRELL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST 

Library Name:

Sir William Collins Memorial Library Phillips Reference Workshop

Address:

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

 

Les Augres Manor

 

Jersey, Channel Islands

 

British Isles

 

 

FAX:

44-534-860002

 

 

Librarian:

Suzanne Le Feuvre

 

 

Collection

 

Reports, etc.:

2,650

Books:

2,300

Other:

5,131

Serial Subscriptions:

67

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, video archive, guidebooks, reprints

 

Users:

staff, trainees, temporary research workers, official visitors, zoo volunteers

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes

On-line Searching:

Procite catalogue of our collection only

Other:

none

   

NORTH OF ENGLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
(CHESTER ZOO)
 

Library Name:

Chester Zoo Library

Address:

Zoological Gardens

 

Caughall Road

 

Chester, Cheshire CH2 1LH

 

Great Britain

 

 

Telephone:

(01244) 650205

FAX:

(01244) 650234

 

 

Librarian:

Jane Woodward

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

4,000

Serial Subscriptions:

75 (includes exchanges)

Special Collections:

zoo newsletters, guidebooks and annual reports; studbooks; archives

 

 

Users:

staff, zoo members, students, and others by appointment

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

no

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

reference, photocopy, current awareness bulletin to zoo staff, internet access, and word processing facilities

 

ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON 

Library Name:

Library of the Zoological Society of London

Address:

Regent's Park

 

London, NW1 4RY

 

Great Britain

 

 

Telephone:

(44-20) 7449-6293

FAX:

(44-20) 7586-5743

E-mail:

library@zsl.org

 

ann.sylph@zsl.org

 

 

Librarian:

Ann Sylph

 

 

Collection:

 

Books:

170,000

Serial Subscriptions:

1,300

Special Collections:

graphical material--drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, pamphlets, society archives, publications of zoos worldwide

 

 

Users:

Society fellows and associates, zoo research staff, keeper staff; public can purchase reference tickets

 

 

Services

 

Interlibrary Loan:

yes, to academic libraries

On-line Searching:

no

Other:

telephone inquiries from members and public; loan to members (not overseas); photocopy service, CD-ROM searches (Zoological Record and Life Sciences Collection)

 


THE NETHERLANDS 

ROTTERDAM ZOO  

Library Name:

Rotterdam Zoo Library

Address:

Stichting Koninklijke

 

Rotterdamse Diergaarde

 

Postbox 532

 

3000 AM Rotterdam

 

The Netherlands

 

 

FAX:

(31-10)-4677811

 

 

Librarian:

M. Moerman

 

 

Collection

 

Books:

3,000

Serial Subscriptions:

25

Special Collections:

studbooks, guidebooks, animal inventories

Users:

staff, volunteers, students, public only by appointment

 

 

Services