Warren H. Corning Library

Renovations are now complete! See the new look of the Warren H. Corning Library.

HoursNew books at the Corning Library

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Rare Book Room use by appointment only.


Phone: 440.946.4400
Library: ext. 225
Rare Book Room: ext. 139


E-mail: holden@holdenarb.org


Search the Corning Library Catalog Online


Find books, videos and periodicals in the online catalog. Materials can be used in the library by the general public. Members may borrow circulations books. Seach the catalog


Arbor Readers On-line Book Discussion Group

Every month read a book about nature, the environment, or plants and share your reactions. Join Arbor Readers, Holden's online book group, and be a part of the conversation on some great books.

Where: Goodreads.com


How: Sign into Goodreads for free, search Groups for Arbor Readers or go directly to the Arbor Readers' page and ask to join.


Current and upcoming books to be discussed are listed on Goodreads


Questions? Contact Sue Swisher, librarian, at 440.602.3825

Borrow an ID guide

Learn to identify those beautiful birds and butterflies you see on your walks through Holden. Find out what made those muddy tracks. Discover the names of the many wildflowers and trees.

Field ID guides are available from the Corning Library. Stop by the library or the Corning Visitor Center information desk to borrow one to use on your next hike.


The Corning Library may be used by the public as a reference facility during its regular hours. Members may borrow materials for three weeks. Some videos may be circulated for a fee to schools and other organized groups. Reference questions are also accepted by phone.

Collection Strengths

The Corning Library features books, periodicals and audio-visual materials in the areas of botany, horticulture, nature study, environmental issues and the educational aspects of these areas with a special emphasis on life science curricula for the elementary grades. The Rare Book Room houses print and art works primarily in the areas of botany, botanical voyages, herbals and horticulture.