The Special Collections of Wageningen UR Library

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The Special Collections of Wageningen UR Library consist of:

The main subjects are agriculture, horticulture, ornamental plants, botany, forestry, livestock farming, land use and garden and landscape architecture.

Some of the most valuable items include herbals, botanical and horticultural books from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, land reclamation and soil maps, garden designs and tulipomania publications.

There are alo modern reference works, bibliographies and facsimiles regarding special collections on life sciences in general.

Catalogues and other publications


Blog / Newsletter

The employees at the Special Collections report regular on interesting items regarding special collections, new books, projects of our clients and related subjects in a weblog in Dutch. In the blog you can subscribe to receive the items in a monthly newsletter.


The Special Collections are located at the Forum Library (Wageningen UR Building 102), Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Wageningen , The Netherlands.


Admission is free to all interested users.
Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 09:00 till 17:00.
Visitors from outside Wageningen are advised to make an appointment.


Wageningen UR Library, Special Collections
Location: Wageningen Campus, Forum (building 102)
Address: Droevendaalsesteeg 2. 6708 PB Wageningen
Post: PO Box 9100, 6700 HA Wageningen
T +31 317 482701; F +31 317 484761

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