Jean and Bill Lane Botanical Library

The Jean and Bill Lane Library is OPEN! For an up to date schedule of open hours, please view the HOURS of Operation. 

Not open today? Consider becoming a Library Volunteer and spend quality time browsing the wonderful books while welcoming library and garden visitors. (See Volunteer webpage).
The Jean and Bill Lane Library was built as part of the Horticulture II building in 1994. The Lanes, of Sunset Magazine and Lane Publishing, generously donated funds for construction of the library. 

Currently a non-lending library, the collection focuses on South African, Australian, New Zealand, and California plants. We have books that specialize on the protea familyand biogeography with the overall emphasis of the collection on horticulture and floristics

For improved access to the collection database, browse The Lane Library Catalog

For books on cell and molecular biology and other topics, students are directed to the Science Library or Main McHenry Library on the UCSC campus.

Read about recent updates of the library here.