The Forestry Information Centre is a branch of the FAO David Lubin Memorial Library. Located at FAO headquarters in Rome, the Centre provides multilingual services (English, Spanish, Italian) including reference and information assistance, bibliographic searches, photocopies and interlibrary loan services.

Subjects covered include forests, forest policy, forestry, participatory forestry, wood and non-wood forest products, environment, biology, silviculture, harvesting of wood, forest engineering and protection, forest mensuration, forest management, forestry economics and other related subjects.

The Centre houses approximately 6 000 books and over 600 current periodical titles, yearbooks and other serial titles on forestry and related areas. It also has a large collection of grey literature - including documentation on FAO forestry projects and papers and reports from various FAO meetings - much of which is not readily available anywhere else.

Moreover, the historical collection of rare forestry books dating back to the eighteenth century that provides a snapshot in time of the state of forest research as it first developed in Central Europe and evolved through the beginning of the twentieth century. Acquired from the International Center of Silviculture (CIS), the first permanent international forestry organization founded in Berlin in 1939, the collection is the first ever attempt to document worldwide all publications related to forestry by scientists. The goal of the center’s library was to establish annually, updated bibliographies of forest-related literature from European countries. With a considerable number of valuable books, mostly in German, dating back to the eighteenth century, the collection offers a unique glimpse into the beginnings of forestry as a science as it first developed in Central Europe.

Room B4L4
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Tel.: +39 06 570-52330
Fax: +39 06 570-55137
Email:Forestry Information Centre
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last updated:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012