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The library's books are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress call number system. The call number is located on the book spine.
BOTANY CALL NUMBERS
QK 1-989: Botany
QK 640-707: Plant Anatomy
QK 710-899: Plant Physiology
AGRICULTURE CALL NUMBERS
S 1-S972: Agriculture
S 590-599.9: Soil
S 605.5: Organic Farming
Books In Our Library
Below is a selection of books in Thorndike Library that you may find
Botany for gardeners : an introduction and guide by
Call Number: QK 50 .C36 1990
Color in garden design by
Call Number: O/S SB 454.3 .C64 A87 1998
Demons in Eden : the paradox of plant diversity by
Call Number: QK 46.5 .D58 S55 2005
Elements of garden design by
Call Number: SB 473 .E246 1995
Food not lawns : how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community by
Call Number: S 494.5 .P47 F56 2006
Good bug, bad bug : who's who, what they do, and how to manage them organically: all you need to know about the insects in your garden by
Call Number: SB 603.5 .W35 2008
Let it rot! : the gardener's guide to composting by
Call Number: S 661 .C35 1998
Native plants of the northeast : a guide for gardening & conservation by
Call Number: SB 439.24 .N67 L46 2005
Parks, plants, and people : beautifying the urban landscape by
Call Number: SB 470.54 .N6 M55 2009
The Complete book of composting by
Call Number: S661 .R6 1960
Weeds of the Northeast by
Call Number: QK 118 .U93 1997
Want a Book that Isn't In Our Library?
No problem - as long as you plan ahead. This is why we have an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
Why use ILL? Library staff will request your book for loan from other libraries.
How long does it take? For books we borrow from Maine
libraries, it takes about 1 week. For books we borrow from libraries
outside Maine, it takes about 10 days to 2 weeks.
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