OSSC's library is a rich resource for anyone interested in orchids, be they an orchid novice or an experienced grower. The following table summarizes the current holdings of the OSSC Library:

TypeItem Count
Cultural Book87
Fictional Novel1
Instrument2
Photo Book1
Reference Book62
Travelogue1
Video9

In addition, the Library contains over 1450 periodicals (ranging in date back to 1942) and other useful items like a light meter and horticultural color chart.  The books range from "beginner" level overviews to comprehensive examinations of orchid genera and their cultivation.  More books will be purchased for the library this year.  And, of course, donations to the library are gladly accepted.

Use of the library is open to any member of the society in good standing, and items must be checked out through the society's Librarian.  The rules governing check out and use of library materials are found here.

The contents of the OSSC library can now be both searched and browsed.  Click on the link you would like to go to below:

Looking for a picture of a particular orchid?  Try using the Orchid Picture Reference Database, then check back here to see if the OSSC library has the book or magazine in its collection!

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