Entomology Collection

Subject strengths: Natural History, Science

The Entomology Collection currently contains books on insects which were published between the late-Eighteenth and mid-Nineteenth Centuries, some of which have hand-coloured illustrations. The books are written in English, French or German, for the most part, with some in Latin.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Entomology Collection

Library Search Collection Ref Code: Ent. Coll.

Date Range of Material

1634 - 1915

Type of Material

Rare Books

Size of Collection

13 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

The books within this collection are described within the Newcastle University Library Search and can be ordered directly from the catalogue.

This link to the Library Search will show a list of all the items within the collection. Please note this link is available to members of the public as well as University staff and students.

Unable to visit our Reading Room?

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a virtual reading room service and a digitisation service. 

Other Resources

Material from the collection has been included in an exhibition, The Beauty of Insects: Seeing Art in the Entomological World.

See more digitised content from this collection at CollectionsCaptured.