The Chris Mead Library

You may visit in person during office hours (9am - 5pm weekdays), but please call or email first if possible to ensure someone will be available to help you if required. The Librarian's normal working hours are 9am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday.The CHRIS MEAD LIBRARY is housed at the BTO headquarters in Thetford, in what was the Chapel of the old Nunnery.
It is primarily for the use of staff and members, but non-members are very welcome to use it for research purposes. Please contact the librarian with your enquiries.

If it is inconvenient for you to visit personally, BTO members may borrow books by post, and copies of papers can be supplied. Non-members may also request copies. 
For full details about use of the Library please refer to 
Using the BTO Chris Mead Library



ONLINE RESOURCES - amendments:
    . THE AUK and THE CONDOR now fully open access, 2000 to 2013

                            - new Open Access journal from Wiley


Access these information resources:

  • Catalogue - browse the catalogue to see what the library holds.
  • Recent Acquisitions - new books received in the Library.
  • Online Resources - list to help you find useful OPEN ACCESS journals and other information.
  • BTO Archives - including survey information, along with historical and personal papers.
  • BirdFacts - information on individual species, including details of relevant publications.
Staircase to the Chris Mead Library by David Kirkham

Please address all correspondence, and return all borrowed items, to:

The Librarian (Carole Showell)
British Trust for Ornithology
The Nunnery
Norfolk IP24 2PU

Email : library [at] bto [dot] org
Tel.  01842 750050
Fax. 01842 750030