Access and loans

The collection is not open to public, but students, research scientists and others who express their interest in Coleoptera can arrange a visit on each working day after an initial contact is made with the Curator.

At any one time about 100,000 specimens are out on loan to a number of researchers around the world. Each year between 50 and 100 (81 in 1999) new loans are sent to borrowers abroad. Requests for loans should be directed to the Curator. Loan period is usually 6 months for types and 12 months for non-types.

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