Sustainable Living Library

posted 7 Apr 2009, 22:20 by Lissa Villeneuve   [ updated 7 Apr 2009, 22:26 by SHSC Secretary ]

Need a good book?

Check out the Sustainable Living Library

Whether you are doing academic research, thinking about building your own home, starting a garden, or looking for an interesting book to pass the time – the Environmental Resource Library is the place for you!  Sustainable Living Tasmania has been managing the Library for more than 30 years and has amassed an amazing collection of historical reports, Tasmanian specific flora, fauna and resource management information, environmental periodicals, children’s books, teacher resources and the best new releases on climate change, gardening, sustainable building, chooks, alternative transport and more! We have also just received a generous contribution of books focussing on coastal issues from the estate of Veronica Thorp and continuously update the library with new titles as they become available.

The Library is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm at the SLT office, which is located on the 2nd floor, 191 Liverpool Street, Hobart. Anyone is welcome to come and peruse the shelves and read the material in the office, but you do need to become a member to take books home. Borrowing is free for Sustainable Living Tasmania members ($11-$25 a year).  You can also now browse the library catalogue online.

A small sample of the items available include:

·      The Transition Handbook – From oil dependency to local resilience by Rob Hopkins

·      Wings – An introduction to Tasmania’s winged insects by Elizabeth Daley

·      The Wilderness Garden by Jackie French

·      SVO – Powering your vehicle with straight vegetable oil by Forest Gregg

·      Renew Magazine (1996 – Present)

·      Owner Builder Magazine (2000 – Present)

·      Cycling the Bush – 100 rides in Tasmania by Sven Klinge

·      Green Carbon – The role of natural forests in carbon storage by Brendan Mackey, et al.

·      The Rammed Earth House by David Easton

·      The Conscious Cook by Giselle Wilkinson

·      A Year in a Bottle – How to make delicious preserves all year around by Sally Wise

·      Making Your Home Sustainable – A guide to retrofitting by Derek Wrigley

·      The Orchids of Tasmania by David L. Jones

·      The Waterbug Book – A guide to the freshwater macroinvertebrates of temperate Australia by John Gooderham and Edward Tsyrlin.

·      And 1000s more!!!


For more information contact Sustainable Living Tasmania on 6234 5566 or visit the website.