Library Collection: The Library has a unique collection of books periodicals, journals, scientific reports and theses from the world over on wildlife and environment, all under one roof.
- More than 22,000 books
- About 5,000 bound volumes of a variety of scientific journals with about 200 current journals.
- About 1500 reports and a total 150 theses
- A collection of 2000 rare books dating back to early 19th century, ranging from popular to technical.
- The Library is also equipped with a collection of photographs, lithographs, and transparencies.
Rare Books: We have a unique collection of rare books dating back to early 19th century, to name a few:
- The Birds of Asia(Vol. I- XXXV)by John Gould
- Indian Serpents by Patrick Russell( 1801)
- Illustrations of Indian Ornithology by Jerdon T.C. ( 1847)
- All volumes of Fauna of British India
- Illustrations of Himalayan Plants by Hooker J.D( 1855).
1. Reports: The Library has a collection of project reports of ecological studies of various areas, mammal, avian and botanical surveys and wildlife conservation executed by the Society and others.
2. Theses: The BNHS is affiliated to the Mumbai University for Ph.D. and M.Sc., in zoology and botany. As of date we have 150 theses.