We have a wonderful collection of about 100 books and other print items that cover a wide range of subjects relating to trees.  Use our ONLINE CATALOG to browse or search our titles and to see if they are available or checked out.   See also our new books and electronic titles. 

  • Location:  Geology Library in the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDoF), 900 Natural Resources Drive, Fontaine Research Park, Charlottesville.  Hours: 9-4:30,  Monday-Thursday.  
  •  Note: please sign in and out at DoF reception every time you visit our library. . When you first enter DoF turn right at the entrance and walk a few dozen yards down the hall to the reception desk.  After you sign in, head back toward the DoF entrance.  Walk past it and Aromas restaurant.  A rock display is in the hall just outside the Geology Library.  Enter and keep left to reach the small space in the back where our books are.
  • A locked metal book cabinet holds our books. The bookcase key is in a magnetic holder on the back of the cabinet.  Please return key to where you found it and be sure you to lock the cabinet after checking out or returning books.
  • Check-outs:  write your name, book title(s), and date on the clipboard log sheet located on top of the small wooden shelf next to the metal bookcase.
  • Returns: record the check-in date on the log sheet and place returned books on the bottom shelf of the cabinet for re-shelving. Books are checked out for six weeks.

Questions / Comments?
Contact CATS Librarian Anne Benham at librarian@cvilleareatreestewards.org for email or phone assistance. 

Book Donations and Purchase Requests
Email Anne.  See Library Collection Development Policy for guidance on donations and purchase requests.

Member Book Reviews
See past reviews from CATS members.  Send reviews of books about trees that you’ve particularly enjoyed reading to Anne at librarian@cvilleareatreestewards.org.