Accessing the Collection

penstemon cyananthus

Botany strives to provide make its legacy data as widely accessible as possible.  Data can be obtained by accessing our on-line databases containing specimen records, through loans of specimens and associated data (see our loan policy for details), or by visiting the herbarium.  

Working space is available for visitors.  Please contact us via email in advance of your visit to ensure that we have suitable space and resources to support your work.  Preserved specimens brought to KANU must be frozen for 48 hrs in advance of their introduction into the work space in accordance with our integrated pest management protocols.

The herbarium is open to both scientific researchers and members of the public. First-time visitors are required to undergo brief instruction in handling herbarium materials but thereafter may have access to the facilities during regular business hours. Herbarium tours are provided to interested individuals or groups with advanced notice.