January 1, 2011
Get Involved with the Library
Give to The Arboretum Library
New or used books and other reading materials are always welcome. Donations that do not fit into our collection or duplicate items we already own are sold at the Library’s Book Sales to raise funds for new purchases. When a book is donated to the library a special arboretum bookplate with the donor’s name will be included within the book. If you are wondering how you can help expand the library, please check out our Wish List. We also have a special Children's Wishlist that lists the Children's books the Arboretum Library needs most to support The Arboretum Bookworms Story Time.
The Arboretum Library has subscriptions to three hundred current periodical titles on subjects ranging from gardening, horticulture, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and agriculture. As a donation you might consider renewing a subscription or soliciting a magazine subscription for us.
Historical Garden Photos
We would like to gather pictures of historical Southern Californian gardens. If you own any, and would like to donate, we would love to have a photograph quality copy of the print or the actual print itself. We are willing to accept photographs, slides, and any form of visual media. If you are interested in donating your photographs please contact Susan Eubank.
In order to better service the Los Angeles area community, we are in the process of converting our card catalog from a manual format to an easy accessible digital resource. This means greater accessibility to our library for the general public. If you, your family, your friends, or your neighbors are interested in participating in a botanical or garden related project it will be easier to access the wealth of information we have available at The Arboretum Library. Converting the library to digital format is an extensive and all-inclusive project. If you have experience fundraising for a non-profit organization and would like to donate your time or you would like to make a monetary pledge to the Library please contact Susan Eubank.
Other Ways to Support the Library
Become a member
Donate to the Arboretum
Volunteer at the Library
There are a number of things you can do while volunteering at the Arboretum Library such as cover and shelve books, price books for sale or help with updating the website. Volunteer times are flexible throughout the week.
Learn more about volunteering at the Arboretum or contact Susan Eubank, the librarian, to find out more about how you can help.