The Mary Gunn Library of the National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, is the most comprehensive botanical library in Africa and possibly in the southern hemisphere. It houses 10 137 books and 841 journal titles of which 248 are current titles: 99 received on subscription and 169 in exchange from institutions all over the world. The library also houses a magnificent Africana and rare antiquarian book collection.
The library is used mainly by staff of the Institute, lecturers, students and other professionals in the field of botany. The hours are Mon-Fri from 9:00 – 13:00 and 13:45 – 16:30. Please make an appointment if you wish to visit/use this library. Tel 012 8043200. Fax 012 804 8740. Email or
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