The Herb Federation Library is located within the Avice Hill Library, 395 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch.
Open on the first Thursday of every month 12.00 – 2.00pm and 2 hours before each meeting of the Canterbury Herb Society. Alternatively, telephone the Librarian, Heather Craw, on +64 3 348 3841, or 78 Balrudry St Christchurch 8042 for an appointment.
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Books in the Herb Federation Collection [which includes many books gifted by members and member society’s over the years] and the Gillian Polson Collection [which was generously gifted to the Herb Federation at the 2007 AGM], may be borrowed from the library by individual members of the Herb Federation of New Zealand, or by members of any Herb Society in New Zealand that is a member (affiliated) of the Herb Federation of New Zealand.
How to Borrow Books
Books may be borrowed for up to 2 calendar months. A further extension of 1 calendar month may be allowed, unless the book has been reserved by another borrower. The Librarian may limit the number of books borrowed at any time.
Borrowers must supply their name, address and telephone number, the book number(s) title and author.
Books may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be advised the address to send $5.00 [or another amount if more than one book is involved] worth of stamps. The book(s) will be posted to you with advice regarding the due date for return.
Returns should either be placed in the ‘Returns’ box at the Library, or returned by post.
Books in other Collections held at the Avice Hill Library, and books printed prior to 1955 are available for reference only at the Library.