Biodiversity Heritage Library

Twelve major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 

Nail-tailed Kangaroo, Onychogalea lunata

Nail-tailed Kangaroo, Onychogalea lunata
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum Research Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Australia is the digital literature component of the Atlas of Living Australia. BHL Australia also participates in the consortium of Biodiversity Heritage Libraries and affiliated literature digitisation projects around the world. This is an ambitious project to build a biodiversity information platform to provide scientists and others with access to information from a wide range of biodiversity data and datasets as well as tools for manipulating, analysing and contributing to that data.

In addition, the Biodiversity Heritage Library provides a blog:

The project originally started in the USA and the UK, global participation in the project now extends to Europe, China, Egypt and Brazil. The Biodiversity Heritage Library can also be accessed through the international websites:


Mr Martin Pueschel , Scientific Illustrator
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