The Chris Mead Library
The BTO's Chris Mead Library is situated in the Chapel of the old Nunnery at the BTO headquarters in Thetford.
Whilst primarily for the use of staff and members, non-members are very welcome to use it for research purposes.
The Library is normally open during office hours (9am-5pm weekdays), when visitors are welcome, 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-4pm, Monday to Thursday.
We keep extensive archives of survey material, personal papers & more.
Holdings information is detailed in the Library Catalogue.
The Library is not open at the moment, and the Librarian is working mostly at home, but please email library [at] bto.org if you need to contact me!
- NEW BOOKS - new books added to the library between February and May 2020
- NEW BIRD REPORTS received, as listed in BTO News issue 337, Winter 2020.
A big THANK YOU to all the Clubs & Societies who send their annual reports to the Library. Our collection is second-to-none, thanks to your continued support! If any reports are also available digitally (in addition to print), we would really appreciate both versions. PDF or Word documents are fine.
- Looking for Open/Free Access?
NB: BRITISH BIRDS is freely available on BHL, from 1902 to 2014.
Check the ONLINE RESOURCES LIST for links to freely available digital publications and other material.
Please address all correspondence, and return all borrowed items, to:
The Librarian (Carole Showell)
British Trust for Ornithology
Norfolk IP24 2PU
Email : library [at] bto.org
Tel. 01842 750050
Fax. 01842 750030
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