The St. Augustine Orchid Society has a lending library available for use by its members. Resources include books, DVDs, periodicals and equipment, click on the link to access the current library list.
SAOS librarian Howard Cushnir brings a selection of books to each meeting. If you wish to borrow an item from the library, please email Howard
in advance so he can bring your item to the meeting.
What's New in the Library
The American Orchid Society just released their Guide to Orchids and Their Culture. This 245-page book, beautifully illustrated with over 450 color photographs, covers a myriad of topics on orchid culture. Topics include specific information on popular orchid groups, repotting, orchid mounting, growing orchids semi-hydroponically, as well as a section on common orchid pests and diseases.
You have a month to enjoy any item you check out. You are expected to return it at the next meeting unless you make alternative arrangements. In the unfortunate circumstance that you misplace or lose an item, you are expected to pay the replacement cost.
AOS Bulletin/Orchids Magazine
We have issues dating back to 1959 thanks to the donation from Thelma Nettles of her late husband Derl's collection. Feel free to request any issue of Orchids.
American Orchid Society
Our subscription to the quarterly publication the Orchid Digest began in July of 2008. Feel free to request any issue of the Orchid Digest.
Orchid Digest Corporation
We have a light meter available to members to check their growing areas. Here are the instructions
for how to use the meter.