Latest News and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Book Signing and Reading with Susan Stockdale

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bring on the Birds: a book signing and reading with Susan Stockdale, children’s author and illustrator

"From Billions to None" Film Showing & Lecture

Monday, September 22, 2014


From Billions to None Film Showing & Lecture with producers Joel Greenberg and David Mrazek.


Smithsonian Libraries Unveils “Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America”

Friday, June 20, 2014

Once an amazing diversity of birds—some in breathtaking abundance—inhabited the vast forests and plains of North America. But starting around 1600, some species began to disappear as humans altered habitats, over-hunted and introduced predators.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a New Member

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, welcomes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds Washington University as New Member

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, welcomes Washington University Libraries (St. Louis, Missouri) as a new member. The 14th member of the BHL consortium, Washington University Libraries will help identify and digitize historical science literature from its collections and add these to the BHL’s online holdings, where all materials may be accessed free by the public.