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The Society has a range of books and other documents for members to borrow or study on site. At present it can only be visited when the office is open. A database of current stock can be downloaded by IWNHAS members. Further information on the library can be obtained by e-mail on

To view the library database click on the links below to download a PDF file.

Library by subjects

Library by author

Library by title

The following periodicals are available in the library. Some of these are donated by members.

  • Botanical Society of B. Isles: New Journal of Botany
  • Botanical Society of B. Isles: BSBI News
  • British Entomological Society: British Journal of Entomology & Nat. History
  • British Trust for Ornithology: BTO News
  • British Wildlife
  • Butterfly Conservation: ‘Butterfly’
  • Butterfly Conservation: Hants & IOW Branch Newsletter
  • English Nature
  • Amateur Entomologists’ Society: Record & Journal of Variation
  • Entomologists Monthly Magazine
  • Palaearctic Entomology: Entomologists Gazette
  • Field Bryology
  • Journal of Bryology
  • Mammal Society: Mammal News
  • Royal Entomological Society: ‘Antenna’
  • Ministry of Defence: ‘Sanctuary’
  • Solent News

The Proceedings of the following local societies are available for loan:

  • Dorset Natural History & Archaeology Society
  • Glasgow Natural History Society
  • Hants Field Club and Archaeology Society
  • Wiltshire Archaeology & Natural History Society

Also in the library are a set of Handbooks for the identification of British Insects on long term loan from Carisbrooke High School.

Copies of Papers from Society Proceedings can be supplied at a cost of £5.00 per Paper. To view the indices of the Proceedings click on the links below to download a PDF file.

List of papers by author

List of papers by subject