Rothamsted Research

where knowledge grows

Rothamsted Library is one of the oldest specialist agricultural collections in the UK. The Library reflects the Institute's research interests with comprehensive collections of books and journals in soil science, plant sciences, agronomy, entomology (including apiculture), nematology, pesticide science, plant diseases, mycology and biomathematics.

Early Books

About 3500 books on agriculture, published 1471 - 1840, including 13 incunabula

Visitor Access

Visitor access is by prior arrangement. Material is available for reference, but not for loan.


Material relating to the foundation and early years of Rothamsted


Search the library catalogues.

Document Supply

The library supplies book loans and photocopies to other libraries.

Off-site Access

Links for Rothamsted staff, students and visiting workers.


Information Desk: phone +44(0)1582 763133 extn 2659
Fax: +44(0)1582 760981
Librarian +44(0)1582 763133 extn 2659