Monday – Sunday: 9am-5pm.
Rare Book Room use by appointment only.

Phone: 440.946.4400
Library: ext. 225
Rare Book Room: ext. 139
Fax: 440.256.5836
Contact us online. 

Search the Holden Forests & Gardens Catalog Online

Find books, videos and periodicals from both the Warren H. Corning library and the Eleanor Squire library in the online catalog. Materials can be used in the library by the general public. Members may borrow circulating books. The Special Collections books are available by appointment to researchers and others who have a special interest in the history of horticulture.


Borrow an ID guide

Learn to identify those beautiful birds and butterflies you see on your walks through Holden. Find out what made those muddy tracks. Discover the names of the many wildflowers and trees.

Field ID guides are available from the Corning Library. Stop by the library or the Corning Visitor Center information desk to borrow one to use on your next hike.


The Corning Library may be used by the public as a reference facility during its regular hours. Members may borrow materials for three weeks. Some videos may be circulated for a fee to schools and other organized groups. Reference questions are also accepted by phone.

Collection Strengths

The Corning Library features books, periodicals and audio-visual materials in the areas of botany, horticulture, nature study, environmental issues and the educational aspects of these areas with a special emphasis on life science curricula for the elementary grades. The Rare Book Room houses print and art works primarily in the areas of botany, botanical voyages, herbals and horticulture.