elcome to the Lloyd Library and Museum

The Library holds, acquires, preserves, and provides access to both historic and current books and journals, as well as archival materials, on a wide variety of disciplines that fall under the following subjects:

  • natural history
  • botany
  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • scientific history
  • visual arts

Lloyd News

new itemOnline Exhibit - John Uri Lloyd in Japan, 1935

Curtis Gates Lloyd 2014-15 Fellowship Awardees Announced

Botany Walk planned for April 26, 2014. Join us for the long-awaited arrival of SPRING!

"The Emerald Tablet" now on through May 17th

Medicine bottle collection holdings records now available

Call for Art on Viticulture

Recent Acquisitions

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Lloyd's resources are in fact an eclectic blend of a host of related sciences. Despite the scientific focus, the collections have relevance to the humanities, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature. While the Lloyd Library is not a publicly funded institution, it is open to any and all persons interested in using the Lloyd's research collections, as well as to those interested in current Lloyd art and collections exhibits. Please contact the Lloyd in advance of your visit to determine how and if we can assist you. We invite you to explore this unique establishment. For a complete list of guidelines for using the library, click here.

Today in the History of Pharmacy, Medicine, Botany, and related sciences
April 18-20

April 18 bullet 1906, the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire destroy most of the library and herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences. bullet 1905, born, George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate for his work on chemotherapy (d. 1998). bullet 1802, died, Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist; grandfather of Charles Darwin (b. 1731). bullet 1873, died, Justus von Liebig, German chemist (b. 1803); known as the father of fertilizer and one of the greatest chemistry teachers in his time. / April 19 bullet 1770, Botany Bay is discovered and named by Joseph Banks while on the voyage of the "Endeavor," led by Captin Cook. bullet 1943, Bicycle Day, Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time. bullet 1849, born, John Uri Lloyd, inventor of the Cold Still method for herbal extraction (d. 1936). Founding member of Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc, and Lloyd Library and Museum. bullet 1854, died, Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774). bullet 1882, died, Charles Darwin, English naturalist and scientist most closely associated with the theory of evolution (b. 1809). / April 20 bullet 1862, the first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. bullet 1646, born, Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704).