The current horticultural collection consists of over 9,000 books, an extensive periodical collection and a multimedia collection including videos and CD-ROMs. Only members enjoy borrowing privileges but the public is free to browse and use the computer workstations.
- All material is available to the public for viewing within the library.
- Borrowing privileges are available for TBG members only. Become a member today!
- Free internet access at four public workstations.
- Kid’s Corner with a kid-sized table and chairs available for reading individually or in small groups.
- Free storytime with nature-themed stories and activities every Mondays at 11 a.m. (Drop-in)
- Printing and photocopying – $0.20/page for black & white, and $1/page for colour.
- Green Roof information for the student, homeowner, business owner, researcher, and policy maker.
- A children’s collection designed to stimulate young people’s interest in topics such as gardening, nature, ecosystems and the environment, with an emphasis on promoting a positive outlook to caring for the world around us.
- The Southern Ontario Orchid Society collection is available to the general public. Both books and journals are included, some of which must be used on onsite.
- A growing collection on herbs and their uses, generously provided for by a grant from the Toronto Herb Society.
- Reference items including dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, identification guides as well as current year periodical issues.
- Historical collection containing both first editions and reprints or facsimiles of gardening and other horticulture books.
- All works by Canadian authors or concerning Canadian subjects are designated by a special Canadian flag symbol on the spine.
- Beginner books for those new to gardening or to a specific technique, designated by a yellow and black “B” sticker on the spine.
- Canadian, American and British plant and seed catalogues. (onsite use only)