BCSS Library and Archive Information Services

To fulfill its obligation to preserve and disseminate information on the subject of cacti and other succulent plants, the BCSS maintains an extensive library and archive.

These can be consulted, and copies supplied, of a wide range of literature, indices, transparencies and data files, either by personal visit or requests for photocopies or digital files by email (or on CD if too large to send by email).


Reference books may be consulted by prior appointment with the Chief Librarian. Please address your request to:

Brendan Burke, 4 Bronllys Mews, Celtic Horizons, Newport, Gwent NP10 8EJ, U.K.
Tel: 07917 267671. Email Brendan



Serial publications (journals) may also be seen by members, from our Journal Librarian, who is:

Dr Jac Saorsa, Broadway Drawing School, 59-61 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1QE. Tel:07969 144474 Email Jac




Copy requests for photocopies, email attached files, or copied to CD, for articles required for research or personal use only, can be obtained from our eLibrarian, who is:

Peter Arthurs  Peter Arthurs

 As for all other libraries making copies available to the public, the BCSS is legally obliged to obtain a signed declaration and a small fee for each request. Details of how to do this are indicated on our Copy Request Form.


Slides and tapes can be loaned, free to members, from:

David Greenaway, 48 Denchworth Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9ES, U.K.
Tel: 01235 762761. Email David


For a checklist of items already digitised go to BCSS eLibrary.