The Chris Mead Library
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 to the public at the moment.
Please email library [at] bto.org with any enquiries.
- NEW BOOKS - a list of new books added to the library between January and March 2021, but also have a look at the Catalogue for additional information about 'What's New' in the Library.
- NEW BIRD REPORTS received, as listed in BTO News issue 338, Spring 2021. Who to contact for copies.
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. Our e-Library collection is growing! [PDF or Word documents are fine].
- ONLINE RESOURCES LIST
Looking for Open/Free Access? Have a look at the list for links to freely available online content of journals and other material. For example: BRITISH BIRDS is freely available on BHL, from 1902 to 2014.
Please address all correspondence, and return all borrowed items, to:
British Trust for Ornithology
Norfolk IP24 2PU
Email : library [at] bto.org
Tel. 01842 750050
Fax. 01842 750030
Making the most of BirdTrack data
We have been working to produce useful summaries for bird reports using data from the millions of annual BirdTrack records.
Belfast's Unsung Seabird
Despite the human hustle and bustle, Belfast Lough is at the heart of Eider conservation in Ireland. BTO's Senior Research Ecologist Kat Booth-Jones dives into research focused on this charismatic seabird.