Point Blue’s Library exists as an invaluable physical resource for conservation research. We are happy to give researchers, historians, and students the opportunity to access our collection.

Point Blue’s Library collection has been accumulating since our inception as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965. The main collection is located in the Petaluma headquarters, and houses books, research materials, scientific journals, and serves as an archive for physical copies of  publications, reports, the newsletters, and annual reports.

As of 2013, the collection includes 1,500 cataloged books, and 140 periodicals, most specific to avian research, but the collection is currently expanding to cover more topics relevant to the work of Point Blue, namely climate change and restoration.

Many of Point Blue’s holdings exist because of the generous donation of members throughout the years, and we are grateful for the contribution towards avian research that these resources provided.

Today, with a shifting focus to electronic media, open source journal content online, and our conscientious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, Point Blue’s library is focused more than ever as an archive for the tremendous work occurring in house, in order to document and disseminate that information to those that can use it.