All books recommended on Part II Plant Sciences reading lists are held in the Plant Sciences Library. These are in the 'Reserve' collection, shelved at the top of the steps going to the Tom ap Rees classroom.
In the same collection we also provide a copy of books recommended in 1B PMS; plant sections of 1B Ecology and CDB; and sections of 1A Biology of Cells, 1A Evolution and Behaviour,1A Physiology of Organisms, and 1A Mathematical Biology taught by Plant Sciences lecturers.
The bad news : There is usually only one copy and it is strictly Reference only.
The good news : That means you can always get hold of the book.
Recommended journal papers are not usually loaded on to Moodle, though some lecturers do add them. However, they are generally easy to find online.
Don't forget that your College Library should have copies of recommended course textbooks.
Although most Plant Scientists now rely on up-to-date information obtained online, you may find you occasionally need older material, or even items only available in paper [yes, not 'everything' is online!]
The Plant Sciences Library [in the main building of the Department of Plant Sciences], and the separate Herbarium Library [in the Sainsbury Laboratory in the Botanic Garden], both hold a wide range of specialist material, some of which is unique.
Examples of specialist items in the 'main' Plant Sciences Library:
[Only books and journals are represented on the online catalogue - please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org regarding other material]
Specialist items in the Herbarium Library:
In addition there is the Cory Library in the Botanic Garden, which houses items relevant to horticulture - see their website.
Many rare early books once held in the Department of Plant Sciences have been transferred for safe keeping to the University Library Rare Books Department - these items are identified on the online catalogue. Some unique items have been sent to the Manuscripts Department of the UL, but these may be difficult to find on the [separate] catalogue - please contact them directly.