elcome to the Lloyd Library and Museum

The Library holds, acquires, preserves, and provides access to both historic and current books and journals, as well as archival materials, on a wide variety of disciplines that fall under the following subjects:

  • natural history
  • botany
  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • scientific history
  • visual arts

Lloyd News

new itemOnline Exhibit - John Uri Lloyd in Japan, 1935

Curtis Gates Lloyd 2014-15 Fellowship Awardees Announced

Botany Walk planned for April 26, 2014. Join us for the long-awaited arrival of SPRING!

"The Emerald Tablet" now on through May 17th

Medicine bottle collection holdings records now available

Call for Art on Viticulture

Recent Acquisitions

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Lloyd's resources are in fact an eclectic blend of a host of related sciences. Despite the scientific focus, the collections have relevance to the humanities, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature. While the Lloyd Library is not a publicly funded institution, it is open to any and all persons interested in using the Lloyd's research collections, as well as to those interested in current Lloyd art and collections exhibits. Please contact the Lloyd in advance of your visit to determine how and if we can assist you. We invite you to explore this unique establishment. For a complete list of guidelines for using the library, click here.

Today in the History of Pharmacy, Medicine, Botany, and related sciences
April 15

bullet 1923, Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics. bullet 1710, born, William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist known for his demonstrations of refrigeration and his classification of diseases (d. 1790). bullet 1741, born, Charles Willson Peale, American painter, soldier and naturalist (d. 1827). bullet 1772, born, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844).