The Lloyd Library and Museum is home to a vast and authoritative collection of materials that are invaluable in the study of:

The backbone of the collection is its over 200,000 volumes covering the fields of:

  • agriculture
  • alternative therapies
  • aromatherapy
  • botany
  • chemistry
  • complementary medicine
  • ethnobotany
  • exploration and travel
  • gardening and garden history
  • herbal medicine
  • horticulture
  • materia medica
  • natural products
  • perfumes and cosmetics
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • pharmacognosy
  • pharmacy
  • traditional medical practices of many cultures

The date range of these materials is from the just published to several hundred years old, many of which are considered quite rare. In addition to the vast book holdings, there are long runs of both current and historic journal titles, some not found anywhere else in as complete a condition. Also, there are nearly 1000 linear feet of archival and special collections materials, which provide information on the historic aspects of the Lloyds, their pharmacy, and pharmaceutical development. These primary resources enhance our understanding of current pharmaceutical practice, methods, drug development, and medicinal botany.

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Museum and Art Collections