Did you know that PSMS has a great library of books available for our members to borrow? And that with the recent addition of BenWoo's personal collection (our society's first president) we now have about 750 different books available?
There are books on every aspect of mycology, from general science and ecology, to dozens of different field guides for the Pacific Northwest. There are even field guides to other parts of the country and the world if you are planning a vacation. We also have whole sections on medicinal and toxic mushroom, cultivating and cooking with wild mushrooms, and mushroom dyeing. And for the budding scientists among you, we have many of the definitive technical monographs necessary for ID'ing even the most cryptic little LBM.
The whole collection is available online for you to peruse and reserve for checkout. Log in to the members' section and at the bottom of the page, in the Members Area Features, choose "Library". You will see the entire list, which you can sort by title or author. If you see a book you would like to borrow, click the "Reserve" button. Somebody will bring it to the next monthly meeting for you. Books can generally be borrowed for a month or two, and please note that some volumes are marked for Library Use Only and can only be read on the premises. PSMS does not ship our library books.
So have fun checking out our new library, and happy mushrooming!
Spore Prints Bulletin Archive
Vist the archives of Spore Prints, the PSMS newsletter, for society history, mushroom recipes, and interesting tidbits. Our online archives of the newsletter go back to 1996, but you can also browse through older issues at the library.
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