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Daniel Solander Library

The Daniel Solander Library was established in 1852 and is Australia's oldest botanical research library. Its world-class collections contain over 250,000 items, including books, journals, botanical illustrations, historic photographs, manuscripts, maps, archives, archaeological artefacts, and memorabilia.

Library services

The Daniel Solander Library is currently closed while we complete refurbishments to the Brown building. You can still access the online catalogue here. If you need to return a current book loan, please contact

Browse the Library Catalogue

Contact us

Daniel Solander Library

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands 
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

T: +61 (02) 9231 8153
F: +61 (02) 9254 3384
E: Miguel Garcia