Research Library

Library Donors

Books for the Research Library of Jordan's Royal Botanic GardenEstablishing the RBG Research Library

The Royal Botanic Garden is in the early stages of becoming a biodiversity research and education centre of international calibre.

As this project of epic proportion moves forward, our resources are being stretched in every direction.

Nevertheless, it is our firm intention to build a reference library housing a unique collection of books, scientific journals and DVDs, in English and Arabic, related to plants and animals, the conservation of biodiversity, and sustainable living.

Can You Help?

Any donation you make to the RBG Research Library will be a lasting contribution to the spread of eco knowledge and environmental awareness in Jordan.  The library we envision will encourage the much-needed metamorphosis of this land from arid to green.

RBG Research Library: A Work in ProgressAll donations to the Research Library are highly appreciated and will be acknowledged in the library itself and on this website (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

A big thank you to those who have already contributed to the RBG Research Library!

How can you help? See our suggestions below, or come up with your own plan. You can contact us at:

1.   Donate Books and DVDs

Do you have books or DVDs you would like to donate to the cause? Whether a few titles or an entire collection, your volumes are most welcome and will be put to great use!

As the conservation of biodiversity is our key focus, the topics we are most interested in are:

  • Botany
  • Native plants
  • Water harvesting
  • Permaculture
  • Natural garden management
  • Composting
  • Medicinal and aromatic herbs
  • Islamic gardens
  • Beekeeping
  • Mushrooms
  • Butterflies
  • Animals of Jordan
  • Sustainable living
  • Eco farming methods and implements
  • Alternative rangeland management
  • Renewable energy
  • Building with natural materials
  • Traditional knowledge
  • Environmental awareness
  • Protecting endangered flora and fauna
  • And related subjects

2.   Donate Funds for Acquisitions

You have a passion for books and would like to make a donation of funds to the Royal Botanic Garden specifically for library acquisitions. Click here to make a donation.

3.   Sponsor the Research Library

If you are in a position to donate on a grand scale, why not sponsor the RBG Research Library in whole or in part? Your sponsorship will be an ongoing gift, of infinite value for this generation and many more to come. Please contact us.

4.   Help the RBG Publish Books

The Royal Botanic Garden intends to publish books on a number of scientific topics. If you can help in a publishing project, we'd love to hear from you!

The picture below is what we hope the RBG Research Library will look like in the future.

Building a library in the Royal Botanic Garden research centre...