Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

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Interested in Membership?

Member Institutions:

BHL Affiliates

Contributing Members:

(Libraries who have generously offered to share portions of their digitized collections with the BHL)
  • The California Digital Library has agreed to allow the BHL to serve selections of the texts from the University of California Libraries with significant biodiversity content.


( partners include:
  • Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Natural History Museum, UK
  • Narodni muzeum NMP CZ
  • Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Freie Universität Berlin FUBBGBM
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts
  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
  • Hungarian Natural History Museum
  • Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Stichting Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Naturalis
  • National Botanic Garden of Belgium
  • Royal Museum for Central Africa
  • ,Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Museum national d’histoire naturelle
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • Species 2000
  • John Wiley & Sons limited
  • Helsingin yliopisto UH-Viikki



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